Simpson prepped at Pasadena (Ca.) High School and decided to stay close to home when he was unable to qualify for a four-year scholarship.
"Mainly it was for the competition every day that we have here and then all of the top teams and talent we play every week," Simpson told JCFootball.com.
As a freshman last year, Simpson saw plenty of action and put up solid numbers, racking up nearly 20 tackles and one interception to go along with double-digit passes defensed while starting eight games.
"We play a lot of man-to-man and I really feel like that's what I do best on the field," Simpson said. "I just love to play it because it's what lets you know who is the best on the field. I also can play zone, but with zone you just have to cover an area but with man, you have to be all over."
On the recruiting front, Simpson has been hearing from several schools, but at this point that's all it has been.
"I talked with BYU recently and they are interested in me," Simpson noted. "They said they would be watching me this fall.
"Idaho also has been talking to me too and New Mexico State and I've also been hearing from Central Oklahoma."
Simpson is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.
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