Junior S/RB Prospect Gaining Interest

Northern Kentucky running back Miles Simpson may not be on the tip of many tongues, but the junior is starting to gain interest from several programs.

With two unofficial visits behind him and several programs showing interest Miles Simpson knows he must continue to show the skills college programs are looking for in players who will receive a scholarship.

For Simpson the season has been a strong one on offense as he's rushed for 1,017 yards on 98 carries with 15 touchdowns. But Simpson knows his future may be on the other side of the ball.

"Right now I don't get too much time on the defensive side of the ball but I love to hit and play defense."

Standing 6-foot-2, and between 190 & 200 pounds the Simon Kenton High School (Independence, Kentucky) prospect passes the eye test with ease and several programs are showing early interest.

"I have no offers right now but I'm hearing from Louisville, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Nebraska, Duke and Indiana."

Having visited Louisville a few weeks ago and Cincinnati this past weekend Miles has some early impressions of the two visits.

"Louisville was nice, but I felt Cincinnati was even nicer. When I went to Louisville they really didn't show us around and Cincinnati gave us the whole tour. I was really impressed with Cincinnati's training and medical facilities. The game was also close and I really enjoyed watching them play defense. I could see myself playing there."

With interest in studying to become a personal trainer and owning his own business Simpson knows football could become a tool to help him achieve his goals.

"I've got good grades now but know I must continue to work hard in the classroom to reach my goals."

In the next couple of weeks Simpson plans on making another trip to another game to get a closer look at a program showing interest.

"I'm hoping to go down to Kentucky in the next couple of weeks for a game and to see what they have as well."

With hopes of his team still making the playoffs, Miles Simpson knows he must continue to work hard on the field. The future looks bright for Simpson as more college programs start to show interest and he looks to prove his ability in camps and combines in the spring and summer.

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