Simmons becomes the first confirmed offer from the recruiting class of 2015. Previously he told TDD his plan was to step away from the recruiting process while visiting his family in Australia over the summer.
The Blue Devils have been tracking Simmons for quite a while, and the talented player had taken notice, and formed some opinions of the Duke program.
"Growing up I definitely followed Duke," Simmons said in a recent interview. "They had my favorite color, and then they started getting great players every single year. I don't even remember when I started watching them, but my favorite player was definitely Austin Rivers."
Before the re-evaluation of the rising junior class, Simmons was considered a five star prospect and the nation's No. 4 power forward.