Dextrell Simmons: 'I Feel Blessed'

Blinn College ATH Dextrell Simmons (Houston, TX) committed to the Blue and Orange last Saturday during an official visit to Boise State. Many expect Simmons to make an immediate impact in a similar fashion to that of Winston Venable. So, what made Simmons commit to Boise State? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Blinn College ATH Dextrell Simmons (Houston, TX) committed to the Blue and Orange last Saturday during an official visit to Boise State. Many expect Simmons to make an immediate impact in a similar fashion to that of Winston Venable. So, what made Simmons commit to Boise State? "The visit was great," he said. "I checked out the facilities, everyone at practice knew me, and I like the coaching staff a lot. I had to commit," he added.

Head Coach Chris Petersen accompanied QB Kellen Moore on his trip to New York for the Heisman Trophy Ceremony, but he still found time to speak to Simmons and offer him a scholarship. Needless to say, it didn't take Simmons too long to accept and become a Bronco. "Coach Petersen offered me while he was at the Heisman Ceremony. I told him I'd pull the trigger if he'd offer," he stated. "He told me they're looking for guys who are dedicated to football on the field and being good students off the field. He expects you to be everything he wants you to be."

The City of Boise doesn't always get the credit it deserves in terms of being a great city to recruit to, but it certainly had an impact on the newest Bronco. "One of the major highlights was the city. It wasn't a small town," Simmons said. "All of the fans were welcoming me to Bronco Nation. It was nice and I feel like that's the place I should be for the next two years."

Wednesday is Signing Day for JC midterm grads. The talented ATH feels blessed to have an opportunity to join an elite program like Boise State. "I feel blessed," he said. "Man, I'd explain the feeling if I could. I would have never guessed I'd be going to a top ten school. It's an overwhelming feeling."

Simmons (6'0, 210, 4.5) will arrive in Boise on January 16th. The first order of business will be to gain the respect of his new teammates. "I'm going to get around my teammates and get to know those guys. That's how you're successful," he said. "You can't do it by yourself. I'm going to get the respect of my fellow comrades and work hard every day," he added.

Dextrell Simmons helped anchor the Buccaneer defense in 2010 as he racked up 54 tackles and 2 sacks. He will enroll at Boise State in January and will have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Dextrell Simmons.

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