Palisades (Calif.) High School linebacker Alec Simpson, a 2016 prospect, is beginning to attract interest from a number of programs across the country.
Louisville became aware of Simpson's (6'3, 205) potential from watching video of his sophomore season when he recorded 55 tackles, 2 sacks and forced a fumble as his team's middle linebacker.
"Coach Grantham saw my video and asked me to give him a call," Simpson told Cardinal Authority. "He told me that he really liked what he saw and that he'd like to visit me when he comes to California in December."
Simpson is aware of Louisville's recent athletic success and has already began researching the academic offerings, as well.
"I know that Teddy Bridgewater was just a first round pick and that they have a beautiful stadium," he said. "Coach Grantham has also told me about what programs that they have available there. I know that it's different than California and I that's something that I'm looking for."
In addition to the Cardinals, Simpson also reports that BYU, California, Nebraska and UCLA are among those expressing the most interest at this time. Baylor, Illinois, Oregon, San Diego State, Texas Tech and USC have also taken notice.
"I love it," Simpson said of the recruiting process. "I have the opportunity to have a lot of good conversations with some great coaches."
Preparing for his upcoming season, Simpson spends time working out with teammates at the beach and focused on improving as a team.
"I don't really think about personal things," Simpson explained. "I'm totally focused on the team and helping us get better."