On Wednesday, Simons committed to the Bulldogs. Simons visited Providence, Green Bay and made an unofficial to Western Michigan.
"When I went down there on my visit I just liked everything," Simons said. "It felt right when I was there. Their style is similar to N.C. State and Arizona State so I think he's bringing some of those principles and all the players are kind of interchangeable."
As a junior, the 6-foot-8 Simons accounted for 19 points a game. He joins a strong Drake five-man recruiting class that includes players from 4 different states.
Simons has been on the recent road to recovery. The knee is shaping up and he's ready to roll in his final season. "It's a lot better. I've been working out since the beginning of September and its 100 percent."