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Elite QB Austin Simmons flips to Ole Miss, reclassifies to 2023

Hayes Fawcett updated head shotby:Hayes Fawcett06/17/23


Four-star quarterback Austin Simmons of Pahokee (FL) High has flipped his commitment from Florida to Ole Miss Saturday morning.

The 6-foot-3, 195 pounder had been committed to the Gators since April.

He will also reclassify from the 2025 class to 2023.

Simmons sent a statement to On3 concerning his decision

First off, I would like to thank the Man above for giving me the strength and power to play these amazing sports. 

I would also like to thank my Father for always being there for me every step of the way, guiding me in the right direction ever since I started walking. He’s always stuck by my side through my ups and downs and none of this would be possible without him. 

I would also like to thank my Mother and Grandmother for always being supportive and giving me guidance throughout my journey

As to my mentor and QB coach, Oliver Bozeman, thank you for my always guiding me in the right path. All of those long summer days in the hot sun helped me get to where I’m at today. I appreciate you and I love you coach!

But with all of that being said, I will be Flipping My Commitment and taking my talents to The Sip! Also after long conversations with my family and mentors, I have decided to Reclassify to the Class of 2023. I can’t wait to see what my future holds!

To Coach Kiffin and the rest of the coaching staff, thank you for giving me this opportunity to bring a National Championship to Oxford!

Hey Rebels Nation, I’m Home!


Simmons ranks as the No. 72 player in the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 4 quarterback and the No. 12 player in the state of Florida.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $232K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.