Cougs continue to mine Sacramento area

WASHINGTON STATE IS expected to fill out their class with 2-4 more prospects between now and next Wednesday -- one who reportedly earned a WSU offer recently hails from a recruiting area of emphasis under Paul Wulff – Sacramento. But is he at the next level a tight end, defensive end, or something else?

Various media sources are reporting the Cougs have offered Mansel Simmons out of Sheldon High in Sacramento.

The 6-5, 231 pounder had been mostly seen as a basketball prospect, one who reportedly can leap with the best of them, but that's changed over the course of his senior season on the gridiron.

Where Simmons might potentially line up is unknown – Paul Wulff has shown a strong affinity for TE/DE types with athleticism and frames conducive to packing on the muscle. Simmons had 27 tackles with 1.5 sacks on the season from his defensive end spot.

Sheldon's run-to-pass numbers this season: 363-163, so Simmons didn't have eye popping stats in the receiving game but he did log 286 yards on 12 receptions (23.83 ypc) with three touchdowns on offense.

The Sacramento Bee named Simmons pre-season as one of their 25 Players to Watch.

His personal best 40 time was a reported 4.70 at a preseason Nike combine, while his youtube highlights list a 4.55.

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