2014 DB Excited About Auburn Offer

2014 DB prospect Lamont Simmons talks about getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers on Saturday and what it means to him.

Jacksonville, Fla.—Without a BCS offer early in May, talented defensive back Lamont Simmons has seen his recruiting take off following his spring practices at Raines High. Transferring from Lee High School where he had 26 total tackles and a pair of interceptions last season, Simmons had offers from East Carolina, Florida International, Old Dominion, Western Michigan and other smaller schools but has since exploded with offers from top programs all over the Southeast.

On Saturday the recruiting boom continued as Simmons made a visit to Auburn along with several talented players from the Jacksonville area. Sitting down with Gus Malzahn, defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson and cornerback coach Melvin Smith, Simmons says he got the news he was hoping for with an offer from the Tigers.

"It's an amazing campus," Simmons tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I love it there. It was my first visit to Auburn and I'm already in love with it. They have nice facilities and the stadium is gorgeous. I love it."

At 6-2, 182, Simmons is the prototypical cornerback for Smith because of his length and ability to run. It's something that the defensive back says excites him about Auburn because of what he learned from Smith.

"All he talked about was my size and my height," Simmons says. "It seemed like it amazed him. That was amazing to me. Coach Smith showed me so much love. It seems like he really wants me at Auburn."

Currently with a Top Six of Auburn, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Vanderbilt, Simmons says he hopes to make his decision sometime this summer so he can concentrate on his senior season. In the meantime he says he'll just continue to try to narrow down his list until the right team rises to the top.

"Honestly I'm going to do my research on the schools and see who puts the most cornerbacks in the league," Simmons says. "Also I want to be an engineer so I want to see who has the best engineering programs."

Simmons is planning on visiting LSU on Sunday and possibly Florida State on Monday before returning home.


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