My school: Fort Pierce (Florida) Central.
Positions: middle linebacker and outside linebacker.
This week: Fort Pierce Central takes a 4-0 record into Friday’s game against Treasure Coast.
Rankings: A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, Simons is the No. 29 inside linebacker prospect in the country.
Highlight play: “I have a lot of great plays. My sophomore year I decleated the quarterback, and one of those plays went viral. It was a big-time hit.”
Other sport: track.
The college life
Projected positions at NU: outside linebacker and middle linebacker.
First contact with the Huskers: “Coach Brian Stewart, when he moved from Maryland and transferred to Nebraska, he still recruited me.”
My final schools: was previously committed to Miami.
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Date committed: June 25.
The moment I knew I wanted to be a Husker …: “I took an unofficial visit for Big Red Weekend, and I just fell in love with the place.”
If I wrote my recruiting profile
Wt.: 220 pounds
My Hudl highlights (18,900 views): Simmons’ video introduction says that he is a “3rd Generation DE.”
“My father’s father played D-end, my father played D-end, and I played D-end. Now that I play linebacker, maybe I’ll have to update that,” he said.
On his official visit to Lincoln for the Nebraska-BYU game: “I liked the atmosphere and how the people live for the game of football and how the whole town just shuts down. I was on the field for the Hail Mary. It was a great play. That play still hurts me today.”
On his favorite defensive players of all-time: “The one that really motivated me was Sean Taylor, (who played for Washington’s NFL team and died in 2007), just how he got around the ball and his natural instinct. He played real-man football and I really liked his physicality. My current player has got to be Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss D-tackle). I like his physicality and his will to not be stopped. He’s unstoppable, and that’s how I try to play football.”
— Brent C. Wagner