2016 DE Jeffery Simmons Update

Noxubee County (MS) High School class of 2016 defensive end Jeffery Simmons gives an update on how his recruiting is going.

  • Name: Jeffery Simmons
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Noxubee County High School (Macon, MS)
  • Position: DE/DT/TE
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-4, 245
  • Scout.com Ranking: 3-Star
  • Schools of Interest: Alcorn State, Jackson State, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss

  • Simmons currently has six offers.

    "I have offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Memphis, Alcorn and Jackson State," said Simmons.

    He received his first offer almost a year ago.

    "I received my first offer at the beginning of my 10th grade year after we played Starkville," said Simmons. "I think it was on August 26th. It was from Mississippi State."

    The offer made quite an impression on the talented lineman.

    "I just knew that I had the ability to be a great player because it was an SEC team that offered me first," said Simmons. "I knew that I was a good ballplayer."

    The Mississippi State coach who offered Simmons told him what they liked about him.

    "I talked to Coach Tony Hughes," said Simmons. "He said that they really want me. He told me that they really like my size and speed."

    Simmons has visited Mississippi State numerous times over the course of the past year.

    "I have been to Mississippi State a lot," said Simmons. "Last year, I came to four or five games. I was supposed to go to the Big Dawg camp but I had to go out of town."

    He is very impressed with what he has seen during his visits to State.

    "Mississippi State has a good campus and they have a good coaching staff," said Simmons. "When I come to a game I see that they teach their defensive front well. I see Chris Jones and Denico Autry playing and they are all good ballplayers."

    Jones, who became friends with Simmons' older brother, Dylan Bradley, during the AL/MS all-star game practices, offered some recruiting advice to the young d-lineman.

    \ "Chris tells me to keep working, don't think about it, they are going to come to you," said Simmons.

    Keep it on Scout.com and GenesPage as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2016.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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