Simmons signs with Memphis

Senior Lindale HS (Lindale, Texas) offensive lineman Micah Simmons has signed with the University of Memphis.

Senior Lindale HS (Lindale, Texas) offensive lineman Micah Simmons has signed with the University of Memphis.

At 7:13 a.m., Simmons was the first Memphis commitment to send in his paperwork.

"It's awesome. I can't tell you how excited and pumped up I am," said Simmons, rated a 2-star lineman. "It's a huge relief knowing that it's all over with now. It's time to get to work and prepare myself to play for Memphis and do my part for Memphis."

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Simmons joins several other offensive lineman in the 2012 class and said he intends to fight for a spot next season.

"I'm gonna work my tail off to earn that spot," Simmons said. "If it doesn't happen and I redshirt, then I redshirt. But I'm coming in with a mentality to fight for a spot and I wanna play next season."


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