Quarterback flips from Wake Forest to Missouri

Taylor Powell, a three-star quarterback according to ESPN and 247Sports, announced his decision on Monday.
Missouri head coach Barry Odom waits to run onto the field with his team as the Tigers prepare to take on the No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville on Nov. 19.

It took up until nine days before National Signing Day, but Missouri is no longer without a quarterback in its 2017 recruiting class.

Taylor Powell, a Fayetteville, Arkansas native, flipped his commitment from Wake Forest to Missouri on Monday, less than 24 hours after he received an offer from the Tigers. Powell, a three-star quarterback according to ESPN, announced the decision on Twitter Monday.

“Moving forward I am excited to be a Mizzou Tiger!” Powell said on Twitter. “I look forward to competing in the SEC, while being close to my family and friends!”

The decision comes with a shortage of current and future Tiger quarterbacks. Quarterback Marvin Zanders, who played behind Drew Lock in 2016, announced his decision to transfer earlier in the offseason. Rey Estes, another 2017 quarterback, flipped his commitment from Missouri to Minnesota this past week.

With Powell’s commitment, the Tigers gain Arkansas’ Gatorade Football Player of the Year from 2016. Powell, who also won Arkansas’ Mr. Football in 2016, won two state championships during his time with Fayetteville.

It is the second straight year the Tigers have flipped a quarterback right before National Signing Day. Micah Wilson flipped from Boise State in late January this past year.

You can watch Powell’s highlights from his senior season here.

Edited by Eli Lederman | elederman@themaneater.com

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