This past summer, East St. Louis OL Tre'Vour Simms camped with the Missouri Tigers with the hope that an offer would be coming soon after. In the meantime, Illinois offered Tre'Vour and he committed to the Illini.
It took a few months and a coaching change, but Simms offer came with new Missouri head coach Barry Odom taking the helm.
Once the offer arrived, Simms set an official visit for this past weekend to Mizzou. The visit along with some prayer was enough to help Tre'Vour realize that his future should be at Missouri.
"I knew as soon as I was on my visit," said Simms."It felt like home to me. I loved everything about it. The coaches, players, and the chance play again with Terry (Beckner), Greg (Taylor), Nate (Strong) and Dominic Nelson, and take care of some unfinished business we were denied in high school together, and win championships at Mizzou is also very big behind my decision. So, I went home and prayed on it, and when I woke up, the only thing on my mind was Mizzou. God answered my prayers. So, I let the coaches know I wanted to be a Tiger."
Tre'Vour said that everyone involved is excited about his decision.
"I'm excited. The Mizzou coaches were excited when I let them know, and Coach Sunkett, who is just a great man and coach, was very helpful and is excited for me. I wanna be a champion. My goal is to come to Mizzou and win SEC championships, and a national championship. Mizzou is the best place to do that. I am coming in to compete and play as soon as possible. I will play anywhere, even center, if they want me to to help my team win," he said.
Simms, who plans on majoring in sports management, is the type of big, physical and yet athletic offensive lineman the Tigers need to compete against the rugged defensive fronts they see in the SEC week in and week out.
He is Barry Odom's second commitment he has picked up since taking over, and the Tigers 17th overall for 2016.