Played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio…ranked No. 151 overall player in the country by 247 Sports…they also list him as second best overall player in South Carolina and seventh best player at his position…ranked No. 183 overall player in the nation by Scout.com, they also list him as No. 13 player at his position…an ESPN top 300 player, he is ranked No. 232 overall, the second best player in South Carolina and14th best at his position…Rivals.com also lists Simpson as third best player in South Carolina….finalist for Mr. Football in state of South Carolina…was named Palmetto Lineman of the Year…also a state champion in wrestling as a junior…played for Steve LaPrad…selected Clemson over Florida and LSU…recruited by Tony Elliott and Robbie Caldwell.
Mickey Plyler on Simpson: Simpson is a high upside guy. He is a terrific wrestler and understand leverage. He is still raw in football but he has good feet and is very strong. I think he could play inside or outside but my guess is he makes the depth chart pretty early on inside. This is the best offensive line prospect in the state and it gives Clemson two of the three best offensive linemen in the Carolinas in the class.
Reminds Plyler of: Eric Harmon
Clemson offered on 10/4/14.