Junior Tailback Checks Out Pitt

Pittsburgh hosted several recruits last weekend for their game with North Carolina, including Canton (OH) GlenOak junior tailback Jason Simon.

Canton (OH) GlenOak junior tailback Jason Simon recently completed an impressive season for the Golden Eagles, and he is a 2015 prospect to watch in Ohio.

Simon, 6-foot, 205-pounds, is a power runner with the speed to take the football to the house from long distance.

"My junior year went pretty good, but I know I have things I need to work on," Simon stated. "Going into my senior year I really need to be more of a vocal leader. I'm working on getting bigger in the weight room, and I want to get faster."

"My coaches say I have good vision, but I can get better with my cuts and staying behind my pads," he added."

Although he holds no offers to date, Simon is drawing interest from several top schools. He visited Pittsburgh last weekend for the game with North Carolina.

"The visit to Pittsburgh was cool, and I hated seeing them lose," he explained. "The game was pretty hyped, and I liked the atmosphere there a lot. The coaches said they are keeping an eye on me for an offer, and I'm on their board."

"They want me to come back on campus again, and I'd like to do that," he continued. "I was at Ohio State last year for the Michigan game, and Arkansas wants me to come down for a visit. Most schools see me as a tailback, but Arkansas is recruiting me as a defensive player. It doesn't matter to me, because I just love playing football."

"I'm also hearing from Iowa, Penn State, Missouri and Ohio State," Simon said. "I'm just considering all my options and looking for that first offer."

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