Name: Will Simmons
Hometown: Ahoskie, North Carolina
High School: Hertford County High School
Position: Right Tackle
Notes: Hertford County High School in Ahoskie, NC has become one of North Carolina's better schools recently for producing division one talent. The Pack struck paydirt a few years back when they inked ATH Marcus Bond. Two seasons ago produced WR Danny Dembry (Wake Forest) and DT Tydreke Powell (UNC). The next high-major prospect is hulking offensive lineman Will Simmons. At 6-foot-5 and 340 pounds, Simmons will likely be one of the state's most highly recruited linemen in the 2009 class.
At the Adidas Elite Camp held at NC State last summer, Simmons proved to be an extremely aggressive prospect who dominated the competition whenever he was able to latch onto a defender. While raw, Simmons has tremendous upside and several schools have taken early notice.
Simmons is receiving heavy interest from NC State, UNC, Stanford, Georgia Tech, and Auburn among others, but he has yet to receive his first official offer.
One of the camps Simmons attended last year was NC State's and he also visited for the Pack's opening game of the season against Central Florida. The junior lineman said he came away impressed.
"I really like it up there," he said. "It feels like home, and I'm just liking NC State. I talked to coach Willis because he's my recruiting coach and I had a chance to talk to coach Horton, the offensive line coach. I really just liked it up there."
Simmons has also visited UNC and the Heels are solidly on the radar as well.
"I had a chance to visit Carolina, and I really like their staff," he said. "I also thought they had a nice environment."On January 20th he attended the Scout.com Under Armour Combine and he impressed onlookers as one writer tabbed him the most impressive lineman in attendance.
Simmons is also strong in the classroom, as he carries a 3.9 GPA. With his junior film just now starting to land in the hands of college coaches, expect Simmons to garner offers in the near future.
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