Could UGA Signee Tyler Simmons be an Instant Impact Freshman?

Tyler Simmons of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga. was a signing day coup for the Georgia Bulldogs after he had been committed to Alabama. Can Simmons be an instant impact player as a freshman? Scout's Scott Kennedy takes a look.

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Tyler Simmons was a signing day coup for the Georgia Bulldogs as Simmons had been committed to Alabama. Coming out of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga. it wasn't a complete surprise that new head coach Kirby Smart was able to convince Simmons to come to Athens, but what kind of player did the Bulldogs get?

Rated 4-Stars by Scout, Simmons stands at a sold 5'11 and 195 pounds. He has good quickness and top end speed combine with good body control and hands. Because of his toughness and explosion, he can play an outside receiver position who can go deep or break over the middle. Built like a running back, he lined up as a wildcat quarterback for McEachern at times to get the ball directly in his hands.

Simmons' last high school game was an epic contest with Archer in which his Indians fell short 24-21. But it wasn't for a lack of effort on Simmons' part as he showed off the entire repetoire against the Tigers. He went deep. He went over the middle and took a wicked shot. He returned punts. He scored a touchdown on a run. He scored a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a beautiful ball from junior quarterback Bailey Hockman.

Can Tyer Simmons be an instant impact player as a freshman for the Bulldogs?


Simmons is physically capable of being ready because of his build and strength. From a skills standpoint, he has terrific hands, route running, and ball catching abilty. Georgia can get the ball directly in his hands out of the backfield or as a return man. He can be a weapon early and often for Kirby Smart's Georgia Bulldogs.

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