Simmons Snags First Instate Offer From USF

With already two offers accounted for, Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby athlete P.J. Simmons picked up his first instate offer and third offer overall from the South Florida Bulls this week. USFNation caught up with the versatile athlete for the latest!

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School have a offensive weapon by the name of P.J. Simmons. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound wide receiver/running back has accounted for 974 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns as a junior this year.

Simmons' impressive play on the gridiron have landed him scholarship offers from South Florida, Memphis, Vanderbilt and heavy interest from Michigan State, Cincinnati, East Carolina and North Carolina State.

South Florida was Simmons' most recent offer and his first offer from the Sunshine State.

"I'm not sure when (received offer)," Simmons said. "My coach told me he talked to them and they wanted me. They have also sent me a ton of letters wanting me to visit."

With USF rebuilding, Simmons believes first year coach Willie Taggart can take the Bulls' program to new heights.

"I love the interest that they show in me," Simmons said. "I can tell that they really want me and I like the fact that they are a rebuilding team. That means that by the time I get there, I would fit right in and be a part of something big and up and coming."

For right now, Godby's versatile weapon has no leaders in his recruitment, but plans on visiting a SEC school when the season ends.

"I'm new to the recruiting process and I haven't really focused on choosing favorites yet," Simmons said. "I'm just focused on my season right now, but I plan on sitting down with my dad and other close people in my life to decide on a couple of favorites. Although I do plan on visiting Vanderbilt after the season."

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