Missouri Tigers land commitment from Fla. defensive back Davion Sistrunk
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Missouri lands commitment from Fla. CB Davion Sistrunk

Missouri dipped into Florida for their latest commitment on Wednesday when Eau Gallie (Fla.) cornerback Davion Sistrunk announced his verbal pledge via Twitter.

The 6-foot-2, 165-pound prospect released a Top 12 last month and chose the Tigers over the likes of Illinois, Ole Miss, Colorado, Mississippi State, Pitt, and others.

"The biggest factor was Coach (Ryan) Walters," Sistrunk said of his commitment. "He made me feel comfortable and wanted. He is as real as they get. Just a genuine person. It’s more than football for him."

"He likes me as a cornerback, loves my length and athleticism. He also likes that I'm raw because I've only played football for one year."

The three-star prospect had intentions of taking an official visit to Missouri this spring, but those plans were obviously halted.

Instead, a recent virtual visit with the coaching staff helped seal the deal for the Florida product.

"I loved my virtual tour," Sistrunk noted. "It was all elite. I loved the new addition to the stadium. They mapped everything out real nicely. It really felt like home."

As a junior, Sistrunk tallied 29 tackles, three interceptions, and nine pass deflections during his junior year. He is also a talented basketball player, earning FACA 5A, District 12 player of the year honors.

Sistrunk becomes the ninth overall commitment and second cornerback pledge for the Tigers, joining Red Oak (Tex.) product Darius Jackson, who committed back on May 2nd.