Simmons relieved by Malzahn hire

One Arkansas State commitment admitted he was concerned when the Red Wolves had a coaching change over a week ago. Micah Simmons, an offensive lineman from Lindale, Texas was a little concerned when Hugh Freeze resigned from Arkansas State to take the job at Ole Miss. Go "Inside" to see what he has to say about Gus Malzahn being hired.

One Arkansas State commitment admitted he was concerned when the Red Wolves had a coaching change over a week ago.

Micah Simmons, an offensive lineman from Lindale, Texas was a little concerned when Hugh Freeze resigned from Arkansas State to take the job at Ole Miss, a little over a week later he is breathing a little easier because they named Gus Malzahn to replace him.

"I'm very excited," Simmons told AStateNation.com. "His reputation precedes him. He is a great coach and a man of character, that's very important to me."

Freeze being a man of character and the family feel around the Red Wolves Program was one of the main reasons the Texas lineman decided to come East to play football in the Sun Belt Conference.

"I understand that Coach Freeze and Coach Malzahn are alot a like in those areas," Simmons said. "I can't wait to get a chance to meet him."

Simmons admits he feels better about his commitment now that Malzahn has been hired.

"I feel a lot better about things," Simmons said. "My coaches in high school studied the Auburn offense, that's basically what I have been running at this level. It should be an easy transition for me."

Simmons is a 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive guard and is currently ranked as the 154th Guard in the country.