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JUCO DB Markell Simmons walks away impressed with Nebraska

Nebraska looks like they will be in a dogfight with Utah for junior college safety Markell Simmons.

Pima junior college (Ariz.) safety Markell Simmons visited Nebraska over the weekend and the three-star prospect walked away impressed with his time in Lincoln. 

"It was a great game to be at," said Simmons, who told Big Red Report his visit was a 10. "I have never been at anything like that before to be honest." 

He echoed the same thoughts in a tweet earlier in the day.

Simmons, who has offers from schools like Utah, Iowa State, Washington State and Oregon State, will visit Salt Lake City in the coming weeks, making his decision shortly after. After redshirting in junior college, Simmons has three-years to play three seasons at the next level. 

"I talked with both Coach Banker and Coach Riley. We talked about how obviously they have a good team, but they have a few missing pieces, including on the defense," said Simmons. "I see myself fitting in. With what I do at the safety spot and in quarters, I think I could help them." 

Simmons will not only have three seasons to play at the D-1 level, but he will also be an early enrollee, meaning an impact next season will be more likely. 

"The game, that is easy," said Simmons when asked about the top thing he will remember. "90,000, that is a lot of people."

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