RB/WR Simmons Has Ability; Five Offers

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School 2015 running back/wide receiver P.J. Simmons is another north Florida prospect that is likely to see his recruiting visibility grow during the 2014 spring evaluation period. The 5-foot-10 and 183-pound junior is dynamic with the ball in his hands.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School running back/athlete P.J. Simmons will be another skill position player to keep and eye on in north Florida this spring and fall. The 5-foot-10 and 183-pound junior has five FBS offers and will most assuredly receive a bevy of interest during the spring evaluation process in April and May.

Simmons has scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Memphis, South Florida and Vanderbilt according to Godby assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Chad Hatfield.

"P.J. has great balance; great change of direction and can run with power. He has really bulked up over the past year. His work in the weight room has put him at a size combined with his speed that will allow him to be one of the top backs in the country," said Hatfield of the class of 2015 playmaker.

As a junior in 2013, Simmons rushed for 306 yards on just 38 carries while scoring three times on the ground. The rising senior also showed the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield or as a receiver totaling 17 catches for 285 yards on the season. Three of his catches also went for touchdowns.

On tape and in-person Simmons is dynamic with the ball in his hands and will likely see is visibility as a recruit grow this upcoming spring and fall. Simmons has great change of direction and very good speed. He runs with great balance, quickness and vision. The junior shows natural instincts and good vision in seeing daylight and working off his blocks. He has very good ball skills as receiver out of the backfield. He also shows good concentration and the willingness to catch passes across the middle when lined up as slot receiver. Simmons runs hard, makes decisive cuts, and gets up field quickly. I think it is safe to say that Simmons will hold scholarship offers in the double-digits by the end of May.

Please check back with Scout.com for future updates on P.J. Simmons.


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