Simmons Down to Four

Brother of KSU's Marvin Simmons to take visits in January

No visits are set as of now for Lynwood High School's Marlin Simmons. But the three-star linebacker and younger brother of Kansas State's Marvin and Southern California's Melvin has his finalists down to four, including the respective schools his brothers attend.

In addition to K-State and USC, the 6-foot 200 pound ‘backer lists Oregon and Tennessee as schools he would like to visit when we begins scheduling in January.

"It's something I plan to do after the holidays," Simmons said. "For now I've decided to visit all four schools before I make a decision. I just want to take my time and make sure I make the right decision."

Simmons is the mold of the undersized, but powerful KSU linebacker Josh Buhl. To him size does not matter, which he's set out to prove wherever he chooses to go next season.

"You look at what Buhl has done at K-State and that proves smaller guys can play linebacker and be good," said Simmons who runs a 4.50 40-meters. "I don't have blazing track speed, but I have good football speed. I get to the ball fast and try to leave a mark on every hit. I don't think anyone else my size hits as hard as I do, and when I get bigger, the harder I'm going to hit."

As a senior Simmons has over 100 tackles and two sacks. Simmons could be special to any program that gets him because he has the ability to play safety as well.


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