The Winston Solution?

The Winston Solution?

Blinn College ATH Dextrell Simmons (Houston, TX) will take an official visit to Boise State this weekend in the hopes of securing an offer from the Broncos. Boise State is looking to replace Winston Venable after this season and it appears Simmons may be among their top targets right now. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his upcoming visit to Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Blinn College ATH Dextrell Simmons (Houston, TX) will take an official visit to Boise State this weekend and it doesn't appear that he'll leave empty-handed as an offer will almost certainly be forthcoming. Boise State will be looking to replace Winston Venable after this season and it appears Simmons is their top target right now. "Winston Venable is the guy I'd be replacing," he said. "I think their defense is tenacious. They just swarm to the ball," he added.

Those that follow Boise State recruiting know the Bronco coaching staff looks at the character of a potential prospect just as much as his athletic ability. "I got a call from Coach (Jeff) Choate about a week ago and he said they gotta have me," he stated. "They don't offer anybody unless they get to know him first. I talked to Coach (Chris) Petersen about my HS background and how I've matured. We talked about what they'll expect from me, what type of program they run, and just life, in general."

Simmons didn't qualify academically after HS, but going to a JC helped him mature and grow as a person. "I look at it as an eye-opening experience," he said. "You get to see the mistakes you made and learn from it. It ended on a positive note and a successful one too."

If Blinn College sounds familiar, it might be because it happens to be the JC that Cam Newton enrolled at following his departure from Florida. The Buccaneers won the NJCAA Championship in 2009 and they followed that up with a successful campaign this year as well. "We finished 8-3. We had our bumps this year," Simmons said. "We lost in the first round of the playoffs, but we won our Bowl Game."

What does Simmons bring to the field? "I'm a playmaker. I'm not the fastest guy on the field, but I've got deceptive speed," he said. "Our teammates look to me when they're down and I make big plays when we need it," he added.

Simmons put together a solid season in 2010. He racked up 54 tackles and 2 sacks for the Buccaneer defense. "There's always room for improvement," he said. "Only a few have reached that goal of perfection in football. I'd give myself a 9.5 this year on a scale of 1-10. There's nothing I have a greater passion for than football."

Dextrell Simmons will be looking to enroll at the school of his choice in January 2011. He will have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Dextrell Simmons.

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