Trio after Simpson the hardest
Three-star point guard Xavier Simpson has been the floor general for one of the most successful AAU teams at the 16 and under level all spring and summer long. With his high IQ and excellent feel for the game, Simpson has made an impression on college coaches while leading his team to numerous victories. “I think the summer is going well,” said Simpson. “We have been working hard, and are trying to win tournaments and finish strong.” He continued, “I have been in the gym working to get stronger. I am just trying to show people that I can run a team and play defense, and I feel I can keep the defense honest either by getting to the rim or by making a floater or a three.” Recruiting wise Simpson continues to pick up interest and he says three schools are clearly showing him the most attention right now. “Right now Xavier, Ohio State, and Michigan State are the main schools I am hearing from,” said Simpson. Of the three, Xavier is the only to offer a scholarship, and Simpson says he is building a good relationship with the staff. “I like that Xavier has good academics and it is a small school,” explained Simpson. “The atmosphere around the school is great and I like the coaching staff as well.” Michigan State has a family connection to Simpson as he is related to former Spartan guard Travis Walton. According to Simpson he has heard nothing but good things about the Spartan program. “Travis Walton and I have a great connection,” said Simpson. “He works out with me and he has told me Michigan State is a great school and it is like a family. People always come back and visit, and that Coach (Tom) Izzo is a great guy.” Also the in-state Buckeyes have been upfront with Simpson about where things stand with him, and how he could earn a scholarship offer. “Ohio State has kept it very real,” said Simpson. “They are telling me that if I want to come to Ohio State I will have to get better and keep working hard. Also I know Jamar Butler who went there a few years ago as well, and he has told me to work hard.” Currently Simpson is the No. 17 ranked point guard in the class of 2016.
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