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Delvon Simmons tweets he’s headed to USC

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Two years ago, Delvon Simmons nearly signed with USC before inking with North Carolina.

A couple of weeks after leaving Texas Tech, Simmons has apparently landed in the spot most recruitniks thought he’d be in the first place.

Via Twitter and by way of Wednesday afternoon, the defensive tackle announced that, yes, he will be transferring to USC.  The lineman visited the Trojans the weekend after his mid-May departure from the Red Raiders, and the Pac-12 program has long been considered the front-runner for his services.  There has been no confirmation from USC on the addition of Simmons.

Simmons also visited Miami shortly after his USC trip, and his name was connected to a pair of home-state schools as well — Penn State and Pittsburgh.

Joining the Trojans continues what’s been an abnormal football odyssey for the player.

A little over a month after signing on as a member of North Carolina’s 2011 recruiting class, Delvon Simmons was released from his Tar Heels scholarship and ultimately landed at Texas Tech.  In May, it was reported that he was leaving the Red Raiders as well.

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.

Because of NCAA transfer rules, Simmons will be forced to sit out the 2013 season but will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014.

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6 Responses to “Delvon Simmons tweets he’s headed to USC”
  1. irishdodger says: Jun 5, 2013 6:59 PM


  2. pdcooper08 says: Jun 5, 2013 9:35 PM

    Maybe a little drama, but at this stage in the game, will take it. It’s not like SC doesn’t deal with there fair share of it. A big D-lineman with 2 years eligibility is just what the doctor ordered. Nice choice big man. Welcome aboard!

  3. thegamecocker says: Jun 6, 2013 9:02 AM

    Delvon must be an exceptional “student/athlete” to be accepted to all these schools……me thinks NOT!

  4. manchestermiracle says: Jun 6, 2013 11:34 AM


    Drama? You mean like Manti Te’o and his “girlfriend?” Tommy Rees assaulting a cop? The videographer who died after being sent up in a 50-foot tower despite 50 mph winds? Lizzy Seeberg, the 19-year old who committed suicide after being sexually assaulted by a ND football player?

    Of all people a ND fan should know that real “drama” is a little more compelling than a recruit trying to find a place he fits.

  5. ajarkoski says: Jun 6, 2013 2:58 PM

    Let’s not start throwing mud now, everyone has dirty laundry like the Irish and Trojans. These players that are continually on the move thinking the grass is greener somewhere else tells me the guy is a me first guy. I can see changing minds on draft day and maybe you get one mulligan and transfer. So, SC > NC > TT > SC is a little much. I would agree with the drama diagnosis.

  6. abrellbama says: Jun 6, 2013 3:10 PM

    He goes to NC and is released, then goes to Texas Tech and is released now he is going to USC? What is this kid’s problem? Does he NOT realize how many credits of school you lose each time you transfer from one college to another and how tough it is to get a degree if you keep transferring or does he not care about his education and only about playing football?

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