Simmons Back in Starkville

One of the Magnolia State's top football prospects for the 2016 signing class, Jeffery Simmons, spent some time on the Mississippi State campus recently. The four star rush end has been in Starkville a few times since playing for a state title at Davis Wade Stadium, but this visit was a little different.

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"I have been over there a few times lately, but this was the first time I have been over the for anything football related in a little while," Simmons said. "It was a good visit."

The rising senior reports that the time on campus was more than just a chance to see the team practice.

"I got to watch the team, I got to try on the jersey and I got to talk with Coach Mullen," Simmons said. "I talked a lot with Coach Mullen. One of the things I like about him is how he keeps it real with me. A lot of people tell you all kinds of stuff, but he keeps it real with me."

Simmons' projected position was a topic of conversation during his time chatting with the top Dawg.

"Coach Mullen said that I might stay at defensive end or I might keep growing," Simmons said. "He said it just depends on how much I grow and how much weight I put on. He said I might play inside or I might play defensive end. He told me that they really want me there and that feel like I would be a great fit for their defense."

The time on campus appears to have helped the Bulldog cause, but Simmons remains open to all suitors at this time.

"Things are good with Mississippi State," Simmons said. "I like it over there, but I don't really have any favorites or leaders. I am just trying to keep everybody even for right now. I am going to take my time with all of this. I like a lot of schools and I don't want to rush into anything."

For now, Simmons is content to spend his time focusing on his spring sports.

"I am doing power lifting right now and throwing the shot (put) for the track team," Simmons said. "I haven't been able to go to all of the track meets, because I had a power lifting meet. I am doing all of that and then pretty soon we'll be getting ready for spring football."

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