MOORE HAVEN- It’s been a busy summer for former Pahokee Blue Devil and Moore Haven Terrier Austin Simmons.
Back in April the Pahokee sophomore announced he was committing to play football at the University of Florida in 2025. It was only a few weeks later that he enrolled at Moore Haven Middle-High, leaving Pahokee to suit up for the Terriers in his junior year.
As a Blue Devil, Simmons has helped lead Pahokee to two back-to-back wins over the Glades Central Raiders in the Muck Bowl. In 2021 Pahokee shut-out the Raiders 28-0. In 2022 Pahokee dominated Glades Central 46-14, with Simmons throwing for over 300 yards.
Simmons played in Moore Haven’s scrimmage and spring game at the end of the school year, throwing six touchdowns in the intrasquad scrimmage.
But shortly after the school year ended, rumors began swirling that Simmons was going to change his classification and join the Gators at the University of Florida this fall. Simmons was home schooled, had finished high school early and already started completing college credits. Meaning he was eligible to leave and start his college career if he chose to do so.
On June 2 Simmons posted on his Twitter that he was visiting Ole Miss. Two weeks later he announced that he was switching his commitment from UF to Ole Miss and joining the Rebels this fall.
Now he’ll get to enroll at the college this summer and compete for a starting spot next season. Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffen already added two other quarterbacks to his squad this season, former Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders and LSU transfer Walker Howard. Simmons will be competing with them as well as last season’s starting QB, Jaxson Dart.