One of Arkansas State 11 commitments got the opportunity last month to visit first hand what it was like on a Red Wolf Game Day.
Lindale, Texas offensive lineman Micah Simmons got up early Saturday morning on September 24 to make the journey to Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Simmons had attended an Arkansas State summer camp and committed shortly after seeing the ASU program first hand. He and his parents wanted to take in a game day atmosphere, to see what it would be like when he plays on Saturdays there.
After a seven hour trip east, Simmons and his parents arrived to their destination, the place that the talented Texas offensive lineman would call home for the next four to five years.
"It was awesome," Simmons told AStateNation.com. "I truly enjoyed myself a lot, the game, the atmosphere everything was better than I expected it to be."
The Simmons family got the opportunity to see what it was like to tailgate at an Arkansas State game, they got to meet a lot of people and watch the team participate in the Red Wolf Walk.
"It was really surreal," Simmons admitted. "Knowing this is where I will be going to school for the next several years. Football is at a whole different level. To know that I will get to experience this next year is amazing."
Simmons got the chance to visit with Coach Hugh Freeze before and after the game and came away more impressed than ever.
"He is very genuine," Simmons said. "He cares about his team like they are members of his family. I loved the family feel you get around this program. All the coaches children were around before and after the game, they were welcomed there all the time, you don't see that a lot."
Simmons was also impressed with the way the Red Wolves play on the football field.
"I love the fast pace offense," Simmons said. "They played very well, they didn't even punt during the game. Glad I got to see it first hand, in person."
Simmons hopes to make another trip to Jonesboro this season.
"I definitely want to come back," Simmons said. "I would love to see another game. Coach Freeze is building something special here, I'm excited to be a part of it."
Simmons is a 6-foot-3, 270-pound offensive lineman that plays at Lindale, Texas. He is being recruited by the Red Wolves linebacker coach Tom Allen. He is currently one of 11 commitments that Coach Freeze and his coaching staff currently have pledges from.