Central PA RB nets two offers

The state of Pennsylvania has some very good running backs this year and one of the best is in the central part of the state. He has already garnered two major offers and with his size, speed, strength, and athleticism, more will be on the way soon.

Mikell Simpson, from Harrisburg (PA) HS, has already been offered by Michigan State and North Carolina, while also hearing from Pittsburgh, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia, Iowa, and Michigan State. One school noticeably absent is the closest- Penn State.

"I haven't heard from them at all," says Simpson, whose first name is pronounced MY-kell.

Simpson has very good size at 6'1" 200 pounds, runs a 4.4, benches 280, squats 450, and has a 34" vertical. He also plays basketball and runs track, specifically the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and 4x400m. His best 100m time is 10.8 seconds. But he isn't just a physical specimen. He is also a football player.

"I also play defensive back. I'm the punter. I return punts and I return kicks," laughs the very affable Simpson.

Simpson will be at Pitt's Junior Blue Chip Day on April 2nd. It will be his second trip to Pittsburgh, as he came to the Pitt-Miami game last season.

Speaking of Miami, that was Simpson's favorite team growing up, but he now lists his favorites as Virginia, Michigan, and Maryland.

Simpson will be attending the Nike Combine at Penn State and will go to two or three other camps, though he hasn't decided on where yet.

Simpson has a 2.8 GPA.

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