More Interest in Markques Simas

The 6-3, 200-pound receiver from San Diego Mira Mesa, Markques Simas, has been performing well at the spring combines, and more elite programs are jumping on the bandwagon. It was previously thought it could come down to two schools for him, but the list could be expanding...

San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa receiver Markques Simas (6-3, 200) had stated previously that his recruitment would likely come down to UCLA and USC. Those two schools will still both be involved, but add California into the serious mix.

"USC, Cal and UCLA are my top schools. Everybody else is still pretty much in it," said Simas.

Arizona State and Arizona were the two most recent Pac-10 schools to offer Simas a scholarship, but Nebraska and Michigan have come down to San Diego to throw their hat into the ring as well with offers.

"I didn't know that any of the schools from the East were interested, so when Michigan offered, that was cool. Maybe I would get away from California," said Simas. "I think it's a matter of where I fit in best. My mom wants me to stay close, but if going East makes sense, then that's what I'll do. But I still want to see the other offers I get."

Simas has a handful off offers, but none of this top three schools are included in that list. "They're waiting on my SAT score. I should be getting it back soon. I took it earlier this month, so that's the only delay," said Simas, who has a 3.1 GPA.

Simas attended the Combine and Nike Camp the previous two weekends, and was one of the elite receivers at both of them. "Yeah, it was nice. The competition at the Scout Combine was really good. I had a good day going against a lot of the top cornerbacks," said Simas, an all-combine team selection.

Simas clocked a 4.57 forty at the Scout Combine, a 4.4 shuttle and 7.60 3-cone, with a 31-inch vertical.

With combines done for the spring, Simas plans to attend the USC Rising Senior camp and the B2G Camp in June. He'll also do passing league for Mira Mesa.

Simas said he has a rough idea of a time frame for a decision. He said, "I'm probably going to take at least two or three (official) trips. I want to commit around December. I could decide before then, but I want to take a couple of trips. I might be going on a (unofficial) trip to Arizona and Arizona State.'

As a junior, Simas, an all-state underclass selection, had 41 catches for 875 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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