No. 3 MLB visits Clemson

Jahvoni Simmons, who's ranked by as the third-best middle linebacker in the class of 2015, visited Clemson earlier this month for Junior Day.

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A four-star prospect from Ocean Lakes High School [Virginia Beach, Va.], Simmons recently spoke with CUTigers about that trip and his conversations with defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

"It was really good. I really got a chance to sit down with coach Venables. He's a good guy. He told me how he likes me," Simmons said.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior went into detail.

"We were going over how he would use me as a linebacker, how there are linebackers this year coming in and how he's taking three from my class and he just took one from the 2014 class, how I can get in there and compete for a starting spot right away in my freshman year," he said.

Simmons was impressed with what he saw around town.

"It was a pretty good school, a pretty historical school," he said. "It's a business school. I like that. It's not a lot of people partying, so there aren't too many distractions. You got there focus on school and focus on sports."

With close to 20 offers to his name, Simmons has plenty of high-profile options, including Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Miami, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

"I'm pretty wide-open right now," he said. "I haven't broken it down yet."

A number of factors will be considered.

"Education, definitely," Simmons said. "What does my family feel about the school, the way I feel about the coaches and the football program in general."

As a junior, he had 125 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, five interceptions and five forced fumbles. Top Stories