"I made a commitment to Washington," Simmons said. "I've liked the program for a while."
Simmons averaged 19 points as a junior and was essentially the top player in Northern California. He's been a good player on the traveling team circuit with the Oakland Soldiers this spring. His pledge to Washington came on the heels of an unofficial visit last weekend.
"I wanted to make a visit before I made a final decision and it was a matter of me visiting the campus. Once I talked to Coach Romar face to face I had a good idea of where I wanted to go."
The buzzword with Simmons is versatility. He's a 6-foot-7 combo forward who takes 3s but runs and boards. He's a unique piece of the Huskies recruiting puzzle.
"They see me as a versatile guard that guard multiple positions on the court as far as guarding a three, two or maybe a one. I'll be versatile on the team, playing on the wings and the block as well."
Simmons is rated the No. 18 small forward in the junior class.