April 17, 2007

One of Georgia's best grabs USC offer

College Park (Ga,) Banneker safety Darrell Simmons has accumulated one of the most impressive offer lists in the Southeast, and the South Carolina Gamecocks jumped on board over the weekend when he attended their Garnet & Black Spring Game.

"I've gotten 15 offers so far," the 6-foot-2, 194-pound Simmons said. "My top seven schools are Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn, South Carolina, Clemson and Michigan. All of them have offered me."

Saturday's trip to Columbia was Simmons' first, and he enjoyed himself on Carolina's campus.

"I met some of the players, and they were pretty cool," he said. "The coaches were outgoing and said they really wanted me. I have two old teammates down there with Carlos (Thomas) and Ladi (Ajiboye) playing there. I am real close with both of them. They have a lot of good things to say about South Carolina. They are happy to be there."

Alabama has emerged as one of the teams to beat for Simmons, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.

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