Honors for Timberview Duo

Edward Paris

Things are still moving quickly for Mansfield (Texas) Timberview High juniors-to-be Edward Paris and Brandon Simmons.

The good news just keeps rolling in for Edward Paris (6'1, 190) and Brandon Simmons (6'1, 180).

The latest being that both players have been extended invitations to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2014.

The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of more than 39,000 to the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas. Six former U.S. Army All-Americans have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.

This past weekend Paris and Simmons participated in the 2012 NLA Elite 7v7 National Championship in Brooklyn, N.Y.

While on the East Coast they worked in an unofficial visit to Rutgers and the Scarlet Knights became the latest program to extend a verbal offer to the duo.

Paris and Simmons, who have talked about playing together in college, helped the Goon Squad -- a team of national all-stars -- advance to the quarterfinals of the NLA Elite 7v7 and earned some national recognition along the way.

FOX Sports NEXT National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman named both as Top Performers.

"Simmons has excellent ball skills, instincts and very good, active hands, knocking away a number of passes. He is plenty physical for safety but has the smoothness of corner," Huffman said.

"Paris is longer and a little more built than Simmons, and while he wants to play corner, it's likely he'll grow into a safety in college. He's a physical defensive back, doing a good job of jamming his guy at the line of scrimmage and he too has great ball skills."

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