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Simms hoping for some Pac 12 love
Savion Simms measured at 5-7, 150 pounds at the recent NIKE Camp in Oakland. If you're a sub 5-10 corner, you better be able to run and Simms ran the fastest 40 in the camp with a blazing 4.40 (SPARQ time). Simms is physically tough as well and plays with an edge. He's not afraid to come up and make a big hit and has the speed and quickness to run with anyone. He was also a deep threat at receiver for Central but will likely play on the defensive side of the ball in college. "I know I would have more offers if I was a couple of inches taller," Simms said. "The way I play and my mindset is, size doesn't matter. If you can play, you can play and there's plenty examples of guys out there doing it that are my size. I use it to motivate me and play with a chip on my shoulder." On the recruiting front, things have picked up for Simms recently and he's now up to four offers. "Montana State just offered last night, that's No. 4 for me," Simms said. "I also have Eastern Washington, Idaho and Northern Arizona but a lot of other schools seem really close. I think UTEP could be next and I'm going to camp with Arizona State next week. "I leave June 14th and I like ASU a lot. I went to the Oregon State game last year and they're at the top of my list. They told me there's a good chance if I go down there and do my thing, I'll get an offer. If I do, I'll definitely give some serious thought to committing." Simms recently camped at San Diego State and is also hearing from California. "SDSU camp was real cool and the coaches said they liked me a lot," Simms said. "They said they would let me know this week about an offer. I went both ways and didn't drop a ball at receiver and only allowed one catch all day at corner. "Coach Dykes hit me up after the NIKE Camp when they heard about my 4.40-40 time. The funny thing I didn't even feel like that was the best I could do, my running form is not that good and I didn't get a great start. "Coach Dykes wanted to make sure I went to their summer camp so they could evaluate me more in person. There's a good chance I'll be there but right now, I'm just focusing on this ASU camp and hoping for the best."
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