Waco Connally Product Picks Baylor

Keeping Central texas talent in Central Texas was one of the goals of new Baylor football coach Art Briles. Perhaps he is on his way to reaching that goal by receiving a commitment from Waco Connally High School prospect D'Andre Simmons.

Holding offers from Oklahoma State and Baylor, 6'4" 235 pound Waco Connally High School defensive end D'Andre Simmons decided that the best opportunity for him right now is to choose the hometown school. Simmons recently committed to the Baylor Bears.

"I kind of wanted to stay at home. I wanted to keep the talent inside Waco. I want to keep it in Waco so we can be noticed. Try to get other people to go to Baylor."

Simmons provides that he is keeping a close eye on the current recruiting scene as it relates to his class. So far, Simmons likes what he sees from Baylor's commitment list.

"Lately, they have received some commitments. They have been from really good players." In addition to following the recruiting dynamic, Simmons also explains that he knows a couple of players currently on the Baylor roster.

"I have a couple of friends that play for Baylor. Jerrod Salubi, I went to middle school with. And also Antonio Johnson."

Simmons explains that his pass rushing abilities are his biggest srengths on the field, and is always looking for a way to get the football back for the offense. Simmons hopes that his hard work in the summer coupled with a new district will propel his team into the playoffs.

"Last year we were in one of the hardest 3A districts. I think we will go to the playoffs this year."

As for his recruitment, Simmons explained that football starts this Monday, and so his time is limited. Although he has committed to the Baylor Bears, the Waco product explained that he just might take other visits if he feels like it is needed. How solid is his commitment?

"It could possibly change, but it is a very, very small chance."

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