Sophomore Showing Well In Ohio

Canton GlenOak defeated Massillon 26-24 last week in Ohio action. Sophomore Jason Simon showed well at wide receiver, and is a player to watch in-state for the class of 2015.

Sophomore athlete Jason Simon stood out as a sophomore to keep an eye on last week for GlenOak in their 26-24 win over Massillon.

Simon, 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, is one of the 2015 prospects to keep an eye on. He is playing wide receiver right now, but will probably shift to tailback next year.

"It has been fun playing varsity football the past two weeks, especially because we have won both games," Simon stated. "It's great being able to help these seniors continue the success they've had in their careers, and I'm just happy to be a part of it."

"I'm glad to play wide receiver, because we have two great senior tailbacks," he added. "When the coaches came to me and said they wanted me on the field at wide receiver, I jumped at the chance to play. If we have injuries and they need me to go back to tailback, I will do that. As long as I'm on the field it doesn't matter. I have the speed and the strength, but I need the experience to become a smarter football player."

Although college recruiting is a long way off for this exciting athlete, Simon does have playing college football as one of his goals.

"I like Ohio State and Michigan State right now," he explained. "I like the way both schools play the game with that physical toughness, and that's the way I like to play. I haven't been to any college camps yet, but I'm planning on getting out there next summer."

"I definitely want to play college football some day, but right now I'm concentrating on doing everything I can to help my team win," he continued. "My coaches keep telling me to keep playing the way I'm playing, and the college recruiting stuff will all work out. I'm doing good in the classroom, which is what comes first in our family."

EVALUATION: The physical size and speed stand out right away for Simon, and he has made a few impressive catches at wide receiver this year. Have to think he shifts to tailback next year, where he projects as a college player. Simon stood out to us last year when he was used on the GlenOak kickoff team as a freshman on the varsity. He is a very physical blocker on the edge right now, and could also factor in as a linebacker.

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