Two years later, the defensive tackle is on the move yet again.
RedRaiderSports.com is reporting that Simmons has decided to transfer out of the Tech football program. Apparently this doesn’t come as a shock to those who cover the team on a daily basis as Chris Level of that Rivals.com website wrote on Twitter that the player has “gone back and forth on wanting to transfer several times; this time, it’s happening.”
The Tech athletic department has yet to publicly confirm the defensive lineman’s impending departure.
As for potential transfer destinations, Simmons is already slated to visit USC this weekend. Simmons was close to signing with the Trojans coming out of high school before (briefly) opting for the Tar Heels.
Additionally, Simmons is reportedly considering Miami, Penn State and Pittsburgh.
Simmons, who will be forced to sit out the 2013 season if he stays at the FBS level, will have two years to use two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2014.
For the 2011 recruiting class, Simmons was a four-star recruit rated as the No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania; the No. 5 defensive tackle in the country; and the No. 80 player at any position in the country. He started all 13 games for the Red Raiders in 2012 after playing in 10 games as a true freshman in 2011.