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Despite reports, Goines still with Missouri

11/11/2011

Three-star offensive tackle Simon Goines (Keller, Texas/Central) early Friday afternoon denied reports that he has parted ways with Missouri and said he is still committed to the future SEC school.

Goines, 6-foot-8 and 298 pounds, admitted that he is considering weighing other options, as he would like to play more games in Texas. Missouri’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC would mean no more conference games against Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech, schools that are short drives away from his family in Keller.

“I said I might [decommit], and I don’t know what happened after that,” Goines said. “I haven’t yet, just thinking about it. I’m not going to do anything until I finish my season.”

Central coach Bart Helsley said he last spoke with Goines after practice yesterday, and Goines was still high on Missouri. Helsley added that Goines right now is focused more on helping Central in postseason play. Central plays Fab 50 No. 3 Allen at Cowboys Stadium Saturday night.

“He has not decommitted, but it sounded like he was going to,” Helsley said. “I think he’s going to wait and know that he’s for sure. Right now, he’s pretty honed in on helping the team in the playoffs. For now, he’s not decommitted.”

In addition to Missouri, Goines has been offered by Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas State, Indiana and a host of other schools.