Missouri Offer "Feels Great" For Simmons

The Missouri Tigers continued their pursuit of Olathe (KS) North prospects on Monday by extending an offer to 2016 standout S Isaiah Simmons 6'3' 197 pounds. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with him following his learning of his Tiger offer to get his thoughts.

The Missouri Tigers continued their pursuit of Olathe (KS) North prospects on Monday by extending an offer to 2016 standout  S Isaiah Simmons 6'3' 197 pounds.

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Simmons following the news of his Tigers offer.

"I spoke to Missouri assistant coach Andy Hill this morning, and he informed me of my offer," said Simmons. "He was talking about how he offered Marcel Spears a few days ago, and he said he wanted to let me know that they also wanted me to attend the University of Missouri."

Simmons was happy to hear the news of his offer.

"It feels great," said Simmons. "I like it a lot. I like Missouri and had a good camp experience there. I don't know a lot about them, but I will be paying closer attention to them now. Obviously, I am not sure yet about where I want to school since I am only going to be a junior. I am going to keep a level head and keep my options open as things go along."

Simmons, whose older brother, Victor Simmons, attends Kansas and plays for the Jayhawks, said that Missouri is the second school to extend an offer to him.

"I thought Mizzou was my first offer, but my brother told me that KU had told my coach that I have an offer from them, but I have been on vacation and did now about it until now. So, I have two offers now."

I wondered if Simmons' brother had spoken to him about joining him at KU?

"He would like me to play with him at Kansas, but he ultimately wants me to go to a school that is the best fit for me," said Simmons.

I was also curious if the possibility of high school teammates attending a particular school like Missouri may help him in his decision process?

"I won't go to a school just because those guys go there. We are good friends and our whole team is close, but all of us will pick the school that is best for us. If they are at that school it would be helpful, but it won't be a main factor," he said.

Simmons, who had 4 picks last year as a sophomore on defense, informed me that he will also play some on offense in 2014. He also ran  track this spring and reported a personal best of 23'1" in the long jump.

Simmons was one of the top underclassmen who attended the Tigers one day camps this summer. I wrote this about him in the first one day camp report.

Isaiah Simmons S Olathe (KS) North: I have been scouting Simmons and been very impressed. Seeing him in camp just made me even more so. Great size for a safety prospect at 6'3" 197 pounds, and with 4.59 speed and a 37.6" vertical. Simmons was among the best regardless of class during agility and position drills. While he could grow into a linebacker prospect, he has the cover skills and hitting ability to be an elite safety on the next level.

ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to follow his recruitment by the Tigers.


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