Eddie Printz: Missouri lands Georgia QB

AJC Super 11 QB Eddie Printz (AJC)

AJC Super 11 QB Eddie Printz (AJC)

Eddie Printz, who was committed to UCLA but said he had his scholarship offer withdrawn by the Bruins last month, committed to Missouri on Friday night.

“It feels like family,” Printz told the AJC. “They never gave up on recruiting me, and I am so happy to be a Tiger.”

The quarterback from Lassiter High School picked Missouri soon after arriving an an official visit this weekend with the new SEC school.

Printz was 16-of-30 passing for 196 yards in a 21-9 victory over Walton last week. On the season, Printz is 106-of-167 passing (63.5 percent) for 1,442 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Lassiter is 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAAA.

Printz first committed to SMU, then switched to UCLA, and now is it Missouri.

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26 comments Add your comment

ATLNTA

October 12th, 2012
8:07 pm

Good luck up there in Mizz, and welcome to SEC ,GROWN MEN FOOTBALL!!!

go42

October 12th, 2012
9:01 pm

Good for him. Good school AND NOW also SEC.

Tim Tebow

October 12th, 2012
9:42 pm

At least he won’t wake up and Jimmy Mora is his coach. This kid fell into a good place. Good for him and anything bad that happens to Mora is too little and too late. What a scumbag.

Holy Guacamole

October 12th, 2012
10:03 pm

And the carousel continues to spin. Good luck where ever you stop.

hunkerdown

October 12th, 2012
10:41 pm

Way to show it on the field and say hay maybe you should of stuck with your committment. Glad you choose the SEC!

LoganvilleDAWG

October 12th, 2012
10:46 pm

Good Luck Eddie!!!!

Bama Bill

October 13th, 2012
12:31 am

Looking forward to another Cobb student athlete making it big in the SEC !

waltonfan

October 13th, 2012
1:42 am

UCLA’s loss is Mizzou’s gain. Congrats to Eddie Printz.

The East Cobb Truth

October 13th, 2012
6:48 am

Glad to see Eddie go to a great school. Best of luck to you. Enjoy your college experience.

Get your education

October 13th, 2012
8:02 am

Learn what the word commitment means and stands for wherever you go.

BraveDawg

October 13th, 2012
8:11 am

Way to go kid…Good luck at Mizzou! On a side note, its way 2 funny to see Jim Mora is still an idiot!

Rick James

October 13th, 2012
2:35 pm

Best of luck to Eddie..But remember he backed out on June Jones and SMU before Jim Mora backed out on him.Committment is a two way street,,

Beast from the East

October 13th, 2012
2:49 pm

Good for him. Best of luck at the Zoo!

slim065

October 13th, 2012
3:53 pm

Some people need to get the facts straight with the SMU situation.

June Jones was about 12 hours away from being the new HC at Arizona State (or Arizona, can’t remember) before some boosters shot the AD down on that. Only then did Printz back off that verbal since it looked like the HC he was being recruited by and a lot of the staff would be gone.

Congrats to him. They run an offense that will allow him to continue to improve.

I wonder if he will enroll early? I thought he was going to take a few more visits to NC State/Auburn/etc but Mizzou has been after him for a long, long time it would seem.

7576DAWG

October 13th, 2012
4:04 pm

I said Auburn would lose 9 games this year and I think I am going to be right. That tells you Chizik had nothing to do with the National Championship. Newton was the entire reason, without him Auburn loses 5 games that year.
I am hearing the internet using Google is being flooded by someone in Alabama on How TO REMOVE A VERY LARGE TATOO. Wonder what that’s all about?

CigarDawg

October 13th, 2012
5:06 pm

This poor kid just chose 4 years of being used as fodder for the SEC grist mill and coming in last in the SEC East. Bad choice.

Jeff

October 13th, 2012
5:49 pm

CigarDawg — i say it is a GREAT choice for the kid. Everybody can’t go to Bama or Florida or LSU or Carolina or Georgia… some guys want to play SEC ball and wind up at Ole Miss or Tennessee or Missouri or Arkansas. And playing at an SEC school is still a step up from the WAC or Conference USA or the Big East or the ACC or the Mountain West or most of the Big 12. I say if the kid wants to compete for a job at Mizzou and try to lead them to some success, GOOD FOR HIM! Good luck, Eddie, and I wish you the best…. except for the one time a year you play UGA. Missouri is a good school and a pretty good program — it’s a great accomplishment to be recruiting by an SEC program. Best wishes, Eddie.

erock5

October 13th, 2012
9:32 pm

Way overrated…Thats why U C L A bailed out. He just throws a 10 yard dump to those 3 D-1 receiver prospects and they turn it into a 90 yard touchdown… Very few deep passes down field…..Way overrated…The sophomore Q B at North Cobb Tyler Queen is a better Q B .

Rick James

October 14th, 2012
1:59 pm

The fact is that once he new June Jones was staying at SMU he could still have honored the committment..He let Jim Mora and the bright lights of LA blind him.I wish him well at Missouri..

KeithB

October 15th, 2012
11:57 am

Congrats ‘Little’ Ed! I’ll look forward to watching you play a little closer to home.

slim065
I wonder if he will enroll early? I thought he was going to take a few more visits to NC State/Auburn/etc but Mizzou has been after him for a long, long time it would seem.

Yes, he’ll be there early.

Heisenberg

October 15th, 2012
12:31 pm

erock5
October 13th, 2012
9:32 pm

Maybe you should get a game tape and look at the first quarter of the Lassiter game against Kell and “the best defensive backfield in the state”. Maybe not quite a Matthew Stafford type arm but he he can make deep throws.

What I find interesting about Mizzou is their QB depth chart. Franklin, a junior, is #1. Then 5 others are freshmen and one is a sophomore. Sure there will be competition anywhere, but he could be looking at 3 years before he sees game action. Maybe there will be transfers or a position change but that is a lot of QBs on 1 roster. Click the Pos column to sort by position on the link below.

http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/miss-m-footbl-mtt.html

KeithB

October 15th, 2012
3:36 pm

Heisenberg, I’ve heard that some of those QB’s will change positions. Also, he’s not afraid of a little competition. And you’re right, erock5 needs to check out some film on this kid if he thinks he can’t get it down field. There’s plenty of it on youtube.

slim065

October 15th, 2012
3:58 pm

@KeithB: Thanks for the info. I figured if he didn’t find a school to his liking by early November then he would just delay enrolling until next summer but if he foud one now enrolling in january wouldn’t be a problem.

I also think the QBs that are there, Mauck is the freshman that people saw coming out of HS staying at the position. But I know he got into some trouble so that could open up the QB race, especially sicne the other QB in this class with Printz is a dual threat/change of pace QB.

If any QB goes to a major school there is always going to be competiton either with you or in a class behind/ahead of you. From what I have seen of Printz at games and read of interviews he welcomes the competition which is good for anyathlete to have.

And just because they don’t throw the deep ball a lot doesn’t mean he can’t do it. His favorite target, Dickey, has been injured most of the year and is the guy on the team to throw that deep route too because he can elevate.

Kyle shiver

October 15th, 2012
8:57 pm

You are right

Rayshiver

October 15th, 2012
9:04 pm

Git off the coaches and tell the offense and the defense lines to quit like they are playing with powder puffs

jeff Wolfe

October 17th, 2012
5:34 pm

Welcome from Mizzou. Competition for qb at a program that put it’s last three starters in the NFL not to mention Phil Bradley and other stars, is going to be tough, but it will be worth it. The Tigers are committed to exciting attacking football. These past two years with a constantly injured but talented Franklin are not what SEC fans are going to see every year. An important teaching career moment happened for Pinkel this year where he learned that he can remain loyal to his #1 but still win games with his #2, this is an important career milestone because most coaches are not prepared with a good plan when winning the game calls for #2, or #3 ie. Franklin is a tough runner but Berkstresser is quick on the draw