Simmons Has Oregon Connections

With 14 offers already to his name, Encino (CA) Crespi Carmelite four-star offensive lineman Jordan Simmons is out to collect even more. Without a favorite thus far in the process, Simmons tells eDuck Sports that he's been hearing plenty from Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood.

Do you currently have an offer from the University of Oregon?

"No they haven't offered me yet."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon?

"I've talked to coach (Steve) Greatwood a couple of times."

How often have you spoken with coach Greatwood?

"I probably talk to him about three times a month."

Has he discussed with you the possibility of you receiving an Oregon offer?

"No, he told me he was going to look at my film and tell me what he thought."

Outside of coach Greatwood, has there been any other coaches from Oregon that have gotten in touch with you?

"No, there's been no other coaches."

What's your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"It's a good program. They went to the BCS Championship and it's an up and coming program for many years to come. My neighbor (Steven Moore) used to play for them, so he tells me all sorts of things about them."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I don't know what to say...I just try to be myself...I'm good on pass blocking, run blocking, really all the blocking. Whatever the coach needs, I can do it for them."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Good academics would be one thing. That's one of the reasons I transferred to Crespi was for their academics. I was at Dorsey and I wasn't as caught up as the other kids were here at Crespi. I want schools that have a good designer arts program cause I wanna design shoes; lineman shoes and other stuff for big dudes."

What are some of the offers that you have from other schools?

"I have 14 right now...Arizona State, Oregon State, SMU, Colorado, Cal, Miami (are some of the offers)..."

Do you have a top list of schools you're really focusing in on right now?

"No I don't have a top. I'm looking at everybody."

What's your plan over the next few months? Do you have plans to go to any camps? Junior Days? Unofficial visits?

"I'm gonna go to Cal and Arizona auntie lives in Arizona, so I'll probably go there."

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