Simms stays with Louisville

Following the departure of Bobby Petrino, U.S. Army All-American quarterback Matt Simms chose to look at what additional options were available to him. has learned that the Don Bosco Prep product has made his college choice... three-star quarterback Matt Simms re-committed to the University of Louisville Monday afternoon.

Following the departure of Bobby Petrino, Simms chose to look at what additional options were available to him. He visited both Michigan State and NC State, but in the end, Simms decided that Louisville was the best fit for him.

"I talked to both [Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe and assistant coach Jeff Brohm], they called me right after school," Simms told The Bergen Record on Monday. "It was perfect timing because I really thought all day about my decision. When I answered the phone, they said, 'Are you coming to Louisville?' And I said, 'Yes, Sir, I am.'

"I just have a real good feeling about it and I do feel a lot better about it right now than I did a few weeks ago."

Matt Simms

Steve Kragthorpe and assistant Jeff Brohm made a visit to Simms on Jan.18, a meeting that increased the odds that Louisville would re-land the nation's #43 quarterback prospect.

"It went very well. I was very impressed with Coach Kragthorpe," Simms told Thursday evening. "We had a good conversation and it really helped Louisville in my mind. Coach Kragthorpe was very upfront and honest about everything and it did change my mind about the situation at Louisville."

A U.S. Army All-America selection, Simms joins a growing and impressive list of players who have committed to Kragthorpe and Louisville in recent days, including four-star junior college prospects Willie Williams and Woodny Turenne, and local product Victor Anderson.

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