Gophers Enter Picture For TE

Minnesota signed a super recruiting class this past February and we don't expect the momentum to be stopped. This fine TE prospect says Minnesota is now in the hunt for his services.

"I have two scholarship offers," said Jack Simmons. "Northern Illinois and Northwestern have both offered.

"Purdue, Northwestern and Northern Illinois have all called so far in May.

"My favorites have changed a little bit. I like Northwestern a lot and Boston College is starting to come on strong. Those two are probably my leaders.

"Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana are the other schools that I like right now."

Simmons, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound, tight end from Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel is considered one of the top prospects in the Land of Lincoln.

Simmons will be a four-year varsity starter in 2003. Jack is a terrific athlete that could play several positions at the next level.

Carmel head coach Andy Bitto has used Simmons as a safety, linebacker, tight end and as a defensive end.

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