Top WR in State?

One position USC has had great success recruiting over the past few years is wide receiver. And look for the Trojans to try and lock up another blue chip receiver in the class of 2007. One of those players under strong consideration is San Diego Mira Mesa HS (CA.) wide receiver Markques Simas.

Simas is a very physically gifted player, coming off a junior season which saw him rack up 41 catches for 875 yards and 16 touchdowns. Simas saw his effort earn him first team all-league, first team all-CIF, and first team all-state underclass. Simas is garnering interest from schools all over the nation, but it is one school in his own backyard that holds the upper hand.

"I'm waiting on this USC thing. Coach Holt and Coach Carroll came by the school two weeks ago I believe. They couldn't talk to me then, but I got to talk to them at their Junior Day. They basically told me that if I come to one of their camps over the summer, and do my thing it's a done deal. They'll offer me. So I'm either going to the Rising Senior Camp or a one day camp over the summer, I'm not sure yet."

Simas has one goal in mind heading into the Summer camps held at SC.

"A lot of people doubt my speed, but they don't know that I'm really fast. So I'm going to go out there, bully some of the corners real quick and hopefully get an offer."

While Simas remains confident that he will eventually receive an offer from the Trojans, he understands why some coaches have been hesitant in recruiting him.

"I had a little academic situation. But I made up the classes and talked to my counselor and it's all getting taken care of."

If SC were to come through with an offer, how would that factor into his decision?

"They would be in my top two, with someone like Cal or UCLA. But I'm not really thinking about them right now. If they were to offer, I might make an early commitment, who knows. I do want to take a few trips to see some places, maybe three or so."

When asked what stood out about USC, Simas replied.

"They win games, and they do it in fashion. At the Junior Day, all the coaches were getting real hyped, I mean more hyped then I was."

One thing is for sure, Simas does not lack confidence in his abilities. Top Stories