Fine all-around player at Olathe North High School in Olathe, Kan….first-team all-state on both sides of the ball…first-team all-state as a defensive back, but he had some great stats on offense as well…had 92 tackles on defense and had 29 receptions for 994 yards and 13 touchdowns, an average of 34.3 yards per reception…this was his first year as a wide receiver on offense…had a long TD catch of 82 yards…had 23 rushes for 148 yards and two scores…also had a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, his only kickoff return of the year, and a fumble return for a score…finished with 17 total touchdowns as a senior…helped his team to a 10-2 record in 2015…coached by Chris McCartney….also outstanding in track, he has been state champion in the long jump each of the last two years with a career best of 23-8…selected Clemson over offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri and Louisville….recruited by Brent Venables.
Mickey Plyler on Simmons: Simmons is a huge safety that looks like Kearse did coming out of high school. He is known for his hitting. Simmons got nice reviews from his national all-star game and his video is impressive. Obviously this is a position where Clemson will need some immediate help and a place where depth is a big concern.
Reminds Plyler of: Jayron Kearse
Clemson offered 1/15/16.
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He has a 4.15 shuttle, 38 inch vertical and a 300 pound bench press.
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