What did Tim respond back when Coach Nutt wanted assurance that he was going to sign with Ole Miss?
"He told Coach Nutt that he was going to play for Ole Miss next year."
Why was there reason for Coach Nutt to be concerned?
"Tim took a visit to Clemson the week before he visited Ole Miss. They are really trying to get Tim, as are Tennessee and Kentucky. Once Tim committed to Ole Miss, all three of those schools picked it up a lot. Tim really did not want to take anymore visits because he had given Ole Miss his commitment, but he wanted to make sure he was making the right decision, so he is going to take his visits. He goes to Kentucky, I believe, this weekend."
In particular, what did he like about the Clemson visit?
What about the Ole Miss visit?
"He said it felt like family, like home. He likes Coach (Tyrone) Nix and their staff. He also likes the city of Oxford. I am pretty confident that is where he wants to play ball."
"Coach Nutt is coming down to the school tomorrow, and we are going to talk again, and then he is going over to Tim's house to meet his family."
The 6' 2", 210 pound tailback/linebacker out of Cordova led his team to the State Championship game for the second season in a row. He rushed for 2, 969 yards and 38 TD's on offense. He was also just as effective on defense, as Simon totaled 136 tackles and 3 interceptions.
Tim was named the 3A Back of the Year, Fox Ch 6 Player of the Year, Birmingham News Player of the Year, and was 9 votes short from winning Mr. Football in the state of Alabama.