"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.
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