One visit to go for Simien

San Mateo (CA) C.C. defensive back Terence Simien has narrowed his list to three schools – Louisville, Indiana and Memphis. Simien recently visited the Hoosiers and Cardinals and will make one more visit to Memphis before picking the school he'll attend next fall.

Two weeks ago, Terence Simien, a hard-hitting defensive back who made 120 tackles and two interceptions in two season at San Mateo, visited Indiana. Last week, Simien visited Louisville with two other junior college prospects – Butte (CA) CC cornerbacks Anthony Conner and Bobby Burns. Conner and Burns both committed to Louisville. Is Simien next for the Cardinals?

"The trip to Louisville was really great," Simien said. "I had a lot of fun and experienced a lot of things and met a lot of coaches. I liked what I saw when I went there. They said if I come in there with my ability I could start next year."


Terence Simien will make one last visit
to Memphis this week.

Simien said he's having a hard time picking a favorite between Louisville and Indiana.

"They're equal," Simien said. "Indiana was great too. They're different type of schools but I like them both equally. Indiana was more like a college town and I liked it as much as I liked Louisville. So I'm kind of torn between the two right now."

At 6-3, 205-pounds, Simien has the size and speed to help out next season in Louisville's relatively thin and inexperienced secondary. He'll visit Memphis next weekend then chose between his three favorites.

"I want to keep all my options open. I don't want to be close minded a just pick two schools," Simien said. "I talked to the coaches and they told me enough good things about Memphis that I want to go out there and visit.

"I'll probably make a decision about a week after my trip to Memphis. The schools are trying to get me enrolled by July."

Whoever Simien chooses will get a player who could make an immediate impact in the secondary next fall.

"He is a hitter," San Mateo assistant Tim Tulloch. "He's a big bodied kid that can run and is violent when he gets there. He likes to hit."

Simien just completed his coursework at San Mateo and is awaiting his final academic scores. Tulloch said he expects Simien will have no problem graduating. He'll have three years to play two at the school of his choice. "He should be good to go," Tulloch said.


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