Though he has yet to visit East Carolina, Simpkins intends to take his first visit to ECU during the summer, and is looking to get a gauge on what the program is all about.
"I'm just seeing if I feel at home," said Simpkins. "I want to see if I have good chemistry with the players and coaches, and see what the education is like, of course."
Although he has had only limited conversation with ECU's offensive coordinator Tony Peterson and offensive line coach Geep Wade, both coaches expressed interest in Simpkin.
"They told me they really like me," said Simpkin. "They really want me on campus."
With his limited knowledge of the staff and program, Simpkins still noted that ECU has a great program, and the new coaching staff has the ability to bring it to new heights.
"I really do not know anything about the coaching staff," said Simpkin. "But, I do think ECU has a very good program, and they play as a unit. I think the new coaching staff will be better than ever."
When he transitions from high school to college, the 5-foot-9 160 pound Norcross. wide receiver is looking to bring his skill set and positive attitude to the next level, and is confident he can overcome any challenges the transition may present.
"I want to be a humble, hard working and determined football player," said Simpkins.