Scout.com's No. 2-ranked offensive guard in the 2012, the Irish showed Simmons plenty of respect when assistant coach Mike Dembrock visited the school last week.
"They were here and I'm learning more about them," Simmons said. "I don't know too much about (Notre Dame), but I'd like to take a trip and see the campus."
Simmons goes to school in Pac-12 country (he holds offers from nearly each school in the conference), about 15 miles from the UCLA campus and 25 miles from USC, but it doesn't mean he will remain in Southern California to play his college ball.
"I'm open to anything," Simmons said. "I've talked to coach Denbrock about how I would fit in there. He said it would be a very good fit."
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Simmons says he can play anywhere along the offensive line, but in college he believes he will play inside along the offensive line.
Although Scout.com rates him as a guard, some schools are recruiting him to play center.
"I think I could play either position," Simmons said. "To me, it doesn't matter. I just want to be physical and block. I know a lot of schools are coming by the school."
Simmons added he was impressed Notre Dame made the effort to stop by the San Fernando Valley school last week.
"It shows me they're interested," Simmons said. "My coach told me they were there."