Simmons' Stock On The Rise

Virginia Beach (VA) linebacker Jahvoni Simmons is adding offers weekly and is one of Virginia's top prospects. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

Virginia Beach (VA) Ocean Lakes linebacker Jahvoni Simmons has seen his stock explode recently and he's quickly emerging as one of the mid-Atlantic's most sought after linebackers. This past weekend he put his skills on display against some of the southeast's top prospects at the Nike Combine held in Charlotte.

Simmons is a thick prospect that is fluid and moves extremely well given his size. Physically, he still has a ton of upside and that is one reason why he's become one of the most coveted 'backers in the nation.

Pack Pride caught up with Simmons after his performance last weekend. He talked about how he felt he performed and the latest on his scholarship offers.

"It was definitely a great camp, great competition out here today," said Simmons. "All the kids gave 100% and it was overall a great camp and great competition. I felt like I did pretty good. I could've done better because there's always room for improvement but I feel like I did a fair job.

"As for my recruiting, my latest offer was from Michigan State and the one before that was from Alabama through coach Scott."

Simmons had an opportunity to visit both NC State and UNC earlier in the year and he had similar observations for both programs.

"Those two schools are great programs. Being that they're in-state rivals, they try to compete with each other. The way they coach, the coaches down there, I love all of them. Overall, they're both good schools. Coach Barlow is recruiting me for State. I've got a great relationship with him. He's a pretty down to earth guy. He seems like he knows what he's talking about. We have a lot in common and he's a pretty good coach."

Simmons said he doesn't have any visits on the immediate horizon and is wide open currently.

He is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 2 middle linebacker in the nation by

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