McDonald Talks About the Switch To Missouri

Rockhurst cornerback Dexter McDonald fills us in about making the move to Missouri over Illinois

Yesterday, Rockhurst CB Dexter McDonald 6'2" 185lbs texted on his way to basketball practice to tell us of his switching his commitment from Illinois to Missouri on Monday.

After practice, Dexter talked with us about everything from his visit to switching his commitment and his future as a Tiger.

" I made the switch today after talking with Coach Severino." McDonald said. " The visit to Missouri was great. I really liked everything. The coaches, school, players. Watching practice was good. But I told Coach Pinkel on Saturday that I liked Mizzou but I needed to talk things over with my coach before I did anything."

McDonald also had to inform the Illini coaches besides talking to Coach Severino.

I asked Dexter what his high school coach said to him when they talked.

"He just told me that I needed to make sure that I was doing exactly what I wanted and what was best for me. Then he congratulated me after I told him that I wanted to be a Tiger."

Regarding the reason why he wanted to be a Tiger, Dexter was very specific.

" First of all I am from Missouri. So playing at my state school just makes sense. Then it is the Big 12. And the Big 12 is a passing league. Playing cornerback at Missouri will give me the best opportunity to showcase my skills and see a lot of action. Plus, my parents, family and all my friends can come see me play all the time. My parents are really excited about that."

Dexter told me that he will play cornerback at Missouri, and that while he is glad the recruiting process is over for him, now the recruited becomes the recruiter.

" Definitely, now that I am a Tiger I will try and get Keeston (Terry) , other recruits and players from my Rockhurst family to come to Missouri and be Tigers as well." We need more of the Rockhurst family at Mizzou."

Dexter set a school record at Rockhurst this past year with 8 interceptions in a season. He becomes Missouri;s 24th known commitment.

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