Green Run (Virginia Beach, VA) head coach Shawn Wilson boasts three potential Division 1A recruits in his 2010 class, including a speedy running back, a fast defensive end/linebacker and a free safety/wide receiver type. Coach Wilson took some time to discuss those top rising seniors who helped the Stallions to a 10-2 record in 2008.
Two of the three players have been offered by Division 1A programs already. 5-8 1/2, 173-pound running back Dejor Simmons , a second-team all-Eastern Region selection in 2008, tops the list with offers from Duke and West Virginia.
“ Dejor Simmons rushed for over 1100 yards last season,” Wilson said. “This past season was only his second full year playing football. He has been running track a lot. He is a 2-time champion in AAU track in the 100 and the 200. I think he ran a 10.4-second 100 and a 21.1-second 200 meters.
“We had three running backs this year and he came out the starter. He had 21 touchdowns. Seventeen of those were rushing and he had four more on screens. He did an excellent job for us. I don’t think he is doing as much track this year to focus on hitting the weights. He has gained 10 pounds already, so he is getting a lot stronger.”
Simmons, who plans to attend a Nike Combine and “several camps” this summer according to Coach Wilson, is drawing heavy interest from local schools but is also drawing interest from programs farther away as well.
“UNC, Michigan State and Virginia Tech are all interested,” Wilson said. “I’m sending film to Virginia. Bob Pruett was recruiting this area, but I think Latrell Scott is recruiting the area now and he asked me to send stuff to him. These schools and Duke and West Virginia are the main ones in there right now.”
Coach Wilson says that Simmons likes the Florida Gators but does plan to check out other schools this spring and summer.
“He is trying to narrow the schools in which is really interested in and go to junior days at those places. I don’t know which ones he’ll go to just yet,” Wilson said. “I think he’ll run a little bit in the summer, but I think he’ll also focus on football stuff, too.”
A solid student, Simmons carries a 3.0 grade point average and isn’t expected to have any problems qualifying.
Duke has offered a second 2010 class prospect out of Green Run in defensive end/linebacker...
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