Big Dawg: Jeffery Simmons

Jeffery Simmons is one of the top defensive end prospects in the country. On Friday night at Mississippi State's Big Dawg camp, Simmons proved it once again. The talented Simmons looks college game ready right now and he is eager to show his new strength and skill this season at Noxubee County High School.

"It was great out here," Simmons said. "The camp is called the Big Dawg camp and you definitely get to go against some of the Big Dawgs in the state and some of the best from out of state. There was a lot of great competition here."

Being back in Starkville, Simmons had the chance to work under the direction of familiar face Coach David Turner. Simmons reports that the experience was once again a very positive one.

"Working with Coach Turner is always a great opportunity," Simmons shared. "He knows what he is talking about and he is putting guys into the league. Working with him is always great."

The four star standout reports that he has found a lot of thing to like about Mississippi State during the recruiting process.

"I like Mississippi State. It's right here," Simmons said. "It's just about 20 minutes away from home and I am getting close with the coaches and the players. Mississippi State is great."

Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss all remain on contention for the talented defensive end. Alabama, Mississippi State and Ole Miss have all had the chance to roll out the red carpet for the scout national 300 member and LSU should get the same chance before the season begins.

Simmons has spent a lot of time on the road, but it is time to shift gears and chase another state championship at Noxubee County.

"Right now, I am ready to start focusing on the season," Simmons said. "I want to get all of this sort of out of the way for now, so I can focus on my team. I still plan to make my decision after the season, so I'm going to be thinking mainly about football season now."

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