PASSING DOWN: Simms Sees More Interest

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- Fresno athlete has seen increased interest from several Pac-12 programs over the past few weeks.

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- Fresno (Calif.) Central East athlete Savion Simms is starting to get even more attention from several programs, though he still has yet to snag his first offer.

"I just got a lot of mail from USC, and I hear from Eastern Washington every other day. I hear from Arizona State," Simms said at the Passing Down Central California Regional. "USC really wants me to go to their camp. I'm going to Arizona State's for sure, on June 14. I'm trying to make that move to go to USC's on June 25, but I know for sure I'm going to ASU's."

Three weeks ago, Simms went on an unofficial to USC, watching the Trojans' open practice and talking with Steve Sarkisian and Keith Heyward. Simms also paid a visit to California this past weekend, and said that Washington is now also showing interest.

The Trojans were particularly impressed with Simms' track exploits, when he clocked a personal-best 10.96 in the 100-meters last month.

"USC asked me if I was excited about my 10.96 that I pulled off in track, and I told them that I'm going to get it down to a 10.6," Simms said. "I've already made a major jump – I ran an 11.08, and the next meet, I ran a 10.96. My goal this season was to get a 10.8, and I'm going for a 10.6 now."

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