5-star OL Simmons Still Hearing From Irish

Crespi High (Encino, Calif.) five-star offensive guard Jordan Simmons is getting ready to trim his list, and also being recruited by Notre Dame. He spoke to IrishEyes.com about his recruitment, what Notre Dame is telling him, and more.

Crespi High (Encino, Calif.) five-star offensive guard Jordan Simmons is taking the recruiting process slow, but his is toying with the idea of trimming down his length offer list.

"I may put a list out next week," the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Simmons said. "I'm looking at a Top 15."

Simmons is Scout.com's No. 2-rated guard in the 2012 class, Notre Dame showed its interest when it visited his school during the spring. He said the interest has not waned from the Irish even after the spring evaluation period ended.

"I get a lot of letters from them and talk to (assistant) coach (Mike) Denbrock," Simmons said. "They said they want me bad and they want to get me up there for a trip."

Simmons was tipping his hand as to who would make his list, and he will not make it public until he finalizes it with his family and coaches at Crespi.

He did not want to disclose any of the teams that will make his Top 15, but said he won't make a decision any time soon.

"A lot of people told me I haven't seen anything yet with the recruiting," Simmons said. "I'm not in a rush or anything. I'll make the right the decision. (Recruiting) is going pretty good. I can't complain"

One thing Simmons is enjoying is the slowed-down pace of recruiting since the evaluation period ended. Given he goes to school in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley but lives 20 miles south in Inglewood, Calif., he is enjoying the down time while readying for his senior season.

"I've been working out for football," he said. "It all works out good. I go home and get there in plenty of time, carpool with other players, so it works out good."

Simmons also said UCLA and USC remain on his radar and he has been to those schools for unofficial visits, but he hasn't been to any campus in "a while."

Once he trims his list, Simmons plans on identifying schools he wants to visit officially before making a decision after the season.

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