Southwest running back Trevon Sands got a call Tuesday night from coaches at the University of Missouri who were wondering if he would be interested in switching his commitment from South Florida to the Tigers program.
On Wednesday, Sands, who has been committed to the Bulls since March 2014, made it official, signing scholarship papers with USF.
Sands, a 5-11, 175-pounder, is listed by the Bulls as an “athlete.” But Southwest coach Tim Neal said Sands has been told he would be used at running back and kick returner, with some opportunities to also play slot receiver.
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Three other Southwest players signed Wednesday inside the school library: quarterback Deundre Pickett-White (Alcorn State), wide receiver Sam Flowers (Greensboro College, a Division III school in North Carolina) and defensive back Quindale Corker (Coffeyville, a junior college in Kansas).
Pickett-White was the most emotional of the signees, shedding tears as he spoke of wanting to remain a quarterback in college.
“I love the position,” he said. “I’m never going to change my position. It means a lot to me.”
Trevon Sands - South Florida
Deundre Pickett-White - Alcorn State
Sam Flowers - Greensboro College
Quindale Corker - Coffeyville Community College