Blinn College ATH Dextrell Simmons (Houston, TX) committed to the Blue and Orange last Saturday…
The Winston Solution?
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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