Simmons, Parents Check Out Oklahoma State

There was one recruiting prospect at the first day of Oklahoma State's spring practice on Monday as offensive lineman Micah Simmons of Lindale, Texas was in Stillwater along with his mom and dad. The 6-4, 275-pound Simmons has been on our OSU target list since the beginning.

He first appeared on the radar as a talented sophomore and attended a camp at East Texas Baptist University where the Cowboys staff was helping out. Simmons earned All-District 3A-15 honors following an outstanding junior season.

He is very strong and has good feet, moves well, and plays very physical. In a very smart move, he and his parents are using spring break for a college tour.

"We started out Sunday in Denton at North Texas," said Simmons. "We got the tour from the offensive line coach, Coach Simmons, but then Coach (Dan) McCarney came up and met us."

Simmons and his family were in Stillwater on Monday and stayed and watched the entire practice and met with several Cowboys coaches.

"It was great. I've been there two times before and have had a tour of the facilities," said Simmons. "It is awesome and I love what is going on there with the program.

"I first met Coach (Joe) Wickline at the camp last summer. I have emailed him and called him and he is really good about staying in touch. He came by the school to pick up video. I know I try to talk to him as much as I can."

The Simmons family was in Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday for a Missouri spring practice.

"Yes, we talked to Coach Josh Henson," said Simmons. "He is really a good guy and Missouri is really a good program. I like what they have going on in their program. It is a real positive."

Simmons and his family will finish up their mini-campus tour with a stop at Kansas to meet with the Jayhawks coaches on Wednesday.

Simmons can bench press 380 pounds and really has good speed for his size. He projects to be a guard or center prospect in college. He said he wants to major in physical therapy with a possible course to medical school.

He also said he grew up in West Texas as a kid and was a Texas Tech Red Raiders fan, but he added that he has overcome that. We really like Simmons, have watched tape, and like the way he plays. He is going to make somebody a very good center or guard in the future.


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