Simmons averaged .7 points and .7 rebounds through the Rams first eight games before deciding to transfer from the program. The 6-foot-9 forward was ranked as a three star prospect and the No. 207 player in the 2013 class (via 247Sports).
He held offers from VCU, Alabama, Clemson, Kansas State, and FIU, among other schools. The South Miami High product is reportedly good friends with FGCU freshman guard Zach Johnson as the two played AAU together on Team Breakdown.
According to ESPN
"Simmons is a true low post player that has great size good footwork and hands. He runs the floor well for his size as well. Simmons does a good job of scoring around the rim with nice feel and touch. He does a great job of providing the passer a good target and does a good job job hitting his hook shot and drop step through contact."
He will start classes in January and will be eligible to play for FGCU following the completion of the 2015 Fall Semester, per the program release. Simmons redshirted his freshman year at VCU before being used sparingly this season. He has three years of NCAA eligibility remaining.
This fills the Eagles' final scholarship opening for the 2015-16 season, assuming there are no other unexpected roster changes.
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