"It is a Big Time Football City"

<b>Mikell Simpson</b> of Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is one of the top running back prospects on the east coast. Simpson attended the Iron Bowl on an official visit.

"I had a great time. It was fun down there. The game was crazy and I really enjoyed it. I did not expect the fans to be like that. It is a big time football city," said Mikell Simpson. "This was my third visit. I have been to Virginia and Michigan State. Alabama has been the best visit that I have been on. The facilities and environment are great and the players were all real cool," Simpson added.

The Alabama coaching staff is looking to sign a big time running back or two. After making a strong impression on Simpson, they may have found one.

"I was able to meet all of the coaching staff. They were all good guys and very upfront. I was able to meet Coach Sparky Woods, my recruiting coach. He is really cool. He is also my position coach, and I could really see myself being around him. Coach Shula is a great guy. He really understands the recruiting process. He told me they really want a few running backs, and I could have a chance to play early," said Simpson.

During his visit, Simpson was able to hang out with a few players.

"My player host was Tim Castille. We had a good time. We met up with a few of the other players at a party and just had a good time."

After an impressive visit, Simpson plans to wait before he makes any decision.

"There are several things I am going to have to look at before making my decision. I am going to sit down with my parents after my visits and talk with them about each school. I don't think a decision will come until signing day," said Simpson.

Simpson will take his next official visit to UCLA on December 3-5. He is unsure where or if he will a fifth visit.

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