Q & A with Mikell Simpson

Harrisburg (Pa.) running back discusses his scholarship offers and preferences

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Mikell Simpson profile

What positions do you play on your high school team?

“Running back, defensive back, punter, punt returner, and kickoff returner.”

What were your testing stats today?

“My 40 was a 4.38, my shuttle was a 4 flat, I benched 19 reps (at 185 pounds) and my vertical was 30 inches.”

What schools have offered you so far?

Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Syracuse, Wisconsin, UCLA, Virginia, Nebraska and Notre Dame.”

Are all of those schools recruiting you for offense?

“Yes, they’re recruiting me at running back.”

Are any schools recruiting for defense?

“Nebraska offered me for both offense and defense, but I talked to them and we settled on the fact that it would be offense if I decided to go there.”

So you are definitely looking to play running back in college?

“Yes.”

Do you have a top five at this point?

“Not at all. I’m just taking everything in and waiting until after the season to figure that out.”

What schools have you visited unofficially?

“I’ve been to Michigan, Pittsburgh twice, Virginia, and Maryland

Is distance from home going to be a factor?

“Not at all.”

What will be some of the things you consider?

“The environment, whether I can come in and play as soon as I hit the door, and the weather.”

So weather is going to be a factor?

“Yeah, a little bit.”

Do you prefer to go some place warm?

“Yeah.”

This story originally published on GoBlueWolverine.com


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