Prospect watch: Delvon Simmons, McKeesport/Texas Tech
By Kevin Gorman
Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
The most heavily regarded football recruit in Western Pennsylvania this spring might not be a high school prospect but rather one with two years of major-college experience.
Delvon Simmons was released from his scholarship Friday at Texas Tech, where he started 13 games as a sophomore and recorded 27 tackles, including six for loss, and had two sacks.
A five-star prospect by Scout.com and a U.S. Army All-American at McKeesport, Simmons plans to visit Southern Cal on Sunday and also is interested in Miami.
Wherever he goes, Simmons will have to sit out this fall and then have two years of eligibility remaining.
“He's looking to go somewhere where he can finish his degree, play in a high-level BCS bowl game and compete for a championship and then have an opportunity to play in the NFL,” said Jim Ward, who coached Simmons at McKeesport and is helping him through the transfer process. “He has the potential to be a first-round draft pick. He has to continue to keep working to get better, but he has that type of ceiling.”
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