Simmons Offered by Iowa

Earlier this month, Brandon Simmons added an Iowa scholarship offer to his strong list of opportunities. The '14 DB from Texas talks about the Hawkeyes and other schools recruiting him in this update.

Iowa Assistant LeVar Woods stopped by Mansfield (TX) Timberview High earlier this month. He was looking at the school's very talented defensive backfield.

The Wolves feature Division-I talent in Class of 2013 corner, Trevor Walker, and '14s, Edward Paris and Brandon Simmons. College scouts like Woods are flowing through Timberview at a steady pace.

Paris is leading the trio in offers with the likes of LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Oklahoma extending scholarships. His classmate, Simmons, also holds an impressive group of opportunities, which includes Arizona State, Georgia Tech, UCLA and Virginia.

Woods handed out a scholarship offer to Simmons a few hours after watching him in spring practice.

"(Woods) liked what he saw," the 6-foot, 180-pound Simmons aid. "He talked to my dad and he offered. He said they like my measurables. They liked my back pedal. He said I have everything you look for in a DB.

"I don't know too much about Iowa. I've seen them play a lot. I would love to go out there and visit and learn more."

Simmons said that Woods invited him to a Hawkeye camp this summer, not necessarily to participate but to get a look at the school.

"I know I'm going to the LSU camp," Simmons said. "I'm going to Stanford and some of the schools out west. I want to see as many schools that have offered me as I can. I've seen just about all of the schools that have offered me except a few."

Simmons plans to make his college choice this fall.

"I'm looking for a home away from home," he said. "I want to fit in socially and academically. (Distance from home is) not really an issue for me. I've lived a lot of places in my life. I can adapt just about anywhere. If I can just find a place where I feel good, the location doesn't really matter."

Simmons, who is leaning towards a business management major in college, is enjoying the recruiting process and the thrill of finding a college home.

"It's going great," he said. "I've actually been in it since I was a freshman. So, it's been two years and I'm loving every bit of it. I like seeing all the schools come out, getting the attention and visiting. I'm having a lot of fun."

Damon Bullock, a sophomore-to-be at Iowa, hails from Mansfield (TX) High.


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