"My season has gone pretty well. I am learning so much everyday," said Brian Simmons. "This is only my third year of playing football so I'm kind of behind others in experience. Coach P (Hargrave head coach Robert Prunty) really makes the D-line focus on technique up here. To be honest with you, up here we really don't keep up with stats. I haven't heard that word come out of any of the coaches mouths. I have been doing well though. If I'm not making the play, I'm disrupting the blocking scheme making the linebacker's job easier."
What schools are showing a lot of interest and who has offered you a scholarship?
"Virginia Tech came to watch us practice on the 17th. I had a good practice and I guess they liked what they saw. They offered me and I think Missouri is on the verge of offering me. They came to watch us practice too. Tennessee came on the 24th. I'm hearing from more and more schools by the week. I have even heard from the University of Washington. I think a lot of schools are waiting to see what happens, and then they will offer. As I've said before, I am qualified. I have the SAT score and the GPA I just need to graduate."
Has any team emerged as a favorite for you?
"As of now Oklahoma is still at the top. I just really like that program, and I liked the way they approached me. And I seem to really click with Jackie Shipp (Defensive Tackle coach). I feel like I've known him my entire life. I talk to him about twice a week and they have showed me great interest all summer."
Have you been able to set up any official visits yet?
"Only one and that is Oklahoma. It will be on Nov. 13th. It's very hard to go on visits during the season while up here at Hargrave. I do plan to go on all five visits though. I would like to set up visits to Miami, and Georgia."