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Simmons Happy to Play for KU
Victor Simmons, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety from Olathe North High in Kan., is the latest addition to the Kansas Jayhawks football program. "They called me and offered me and all just happened all at once.," Simmons began. "I can't wait to be a Jayhawk." Simmons feels like the distance is just right and he is excited to be able to stay home and represent his home-state in college. "It is far enough away that I can be away from home for college, but it is close enough that my parents can come and see me play," Simmons said. Simmons, who believes "his speed" is his biggest weapon on the gridiron, is a dangerous athlete, but he will be bringing the funk to the defensive side of the ball in Lawrence. "They are recruiting me to play safety and that is just fine with me. I like that position. I like to (lay the lumber) when a receiver comes across the middle on a crossing route." Simmons will be under the tutelage of Robert Wimberly at KU, but after visiting the campus he came away feeling a close bond with all of the coaches on the staff. "I did not feel a connection with just one coach. I felt a connection with all of them!" Simmons reports that he rushed for nearly 1100 yards and scored 15 touchdowns as a junior in 2009. In limited action on the defensive side of the ball he racked up 25 tackles and five pass break-ups.
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