Simmons Seeking Release

Delvon Simmons is asking to be released from the Letter of Intent he signed with North Carolina.

McKeesport (Pa.) head coach Jim Ward confirmed the development on Tuesday.

"[Releasing Simmons] is something that North Carolina would have to do," Ward said. "We've just been in discussions with them. I really don't want to say anything further at this point."

Simmons, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive tackle, signed with UNC on National Signing Day, without officially visiting the school. He did, though, visit UNC last summer.

"At this time I have no further comment … until things play themselves out," Ward said, when pressed for additional details.

A five-star defensive tackle, Simmons did take official visits to Iowa, Oregon, Rutgers, Southern Cal, and Texas Tech.

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