Tag:Delvon Simmons
Posted on: April 15, 2011 2:52 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2011 4:36 pm

Gator four-star signee McRoy transfers to Tx Tech

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

For Tommy Tuberville and Texas Tech, an impressive Signing Day haul has turning into an impressive Signing Spring haul as prospects around in the country have turned towards Lubbock after electing to leave their original destinations.

Per Red Raider Sports, Lakeland (Fla.) wide receiver Javares McRoy has asked for his release from Florida (one the Gators have granted) with the intent of transferring to Tech. A consensus four-star prospect who Maxpreps' Tom Lemming ranked the No. 24 wide receiver in the class of 2011 , McRoy is the second major catch for the Red Raiders in two days; just yesterday, Pennsylvania top-10 defensive tackle Delvon Simmons (who asked for a release from North Carolina after his defensive line coach left the Tar Heels) announced he would also be attending Texas Tech.

As for McRoy, he originally committed to Tech back in early 2010, following in the footsteps of his brother Ben McRoy, a sophomore running back for the Red Raiders. But he later switched his commitment to the Gators, stuck with it even after the hire of Will Muschamp, and enrolled early in Gainesville to go through spring drills.

But apparently those spring workouts under Muschamp and Charlie Weis didn't go smoothly, and with his brother already there and his preexisting familiarity with the Red Raider coaching staff, Lubbock was a natural landing spot.

And so at week's end, what was already one of the best 2011 classes in the Big 12 has gotten much, much better. (And what was already a somewhat underwhelming first effort for Muschamp -- by Gator standards, anyway -- has gotten a little bit more underwhelming.)

Posted on: April 14, 2011 12:15 pm

Simmons selects Texas Tech

Posted by Bryan Fischer

One of the last pieces in the class of 2011 has finally found a home.

Former North Carolina signee, McKeesport (Pa.) defensive tackle Delvon Simmons has selected Texas Tech after asking for - and was granted - his release following the departure of Tar Heels' defensive line coach Brian Baker less than a week after Signing Day.

The 6-foot-5, 270 pound Simmons was considering USC, Pitt, Auburn and Oregon before finally selecting Texas Tech, according to Chris Level of RedRaiderSports.com.

Simmons was one of the top defensive tackles in the country, ranked as the 8th best in the nation by CBSSports/MaxPreps analyst Tom Lemming.

The four-star player joins high school teammate Branden Jackson, a defensive end, as part of the Red Raiders' class of 2011. Because the signing period is over, Simmons can only sign financial aid papers with the school. As a result, Simmons can still be recruited by schools so it might be a few more months before he actually enrolls before Tech fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Posted on: March 23, 2011 12:40 pm

Simmons gets release from North Carolina

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Class of 2011 defensive tackle Delvon Simmons has received his release from North Carolina, his high school coach Jim Ward confirmed to RedRaiderSports.com.

Simmons, who surprisingly signed with the Tar Heels on Signing Day despite not taking an official visit to the school, asked for his release following the departure of line coach Brian Baker. Baker was on staff for only a month before returning to the NFL to become an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys.

Though it is not known if Simmons was given an unconditional release or released to a specific set of schools, sources told CBSSports.com that Texas Tech and USC would pursue the talented defensive tackle and are considered the favorites to land him.

Simmons was MaxPreps' eighth-ranked defensive tackle for the class of 2011.

Posted on: March 16, 2011 5:31 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2011 5:33 pm

Delvon Simmons gets release from UNC

Posted by Bryan Fischer

MaxPreps eighth-ranked defensive tackle Delvon Simmons has been released from his letter of intent, North Carolina head coach Butch Davis confirmed to CarolinaBlue.com.

Simmons surprisingly chose the Tar Heels on Signing Day despite never taking an official visit to the school. The 6-foot-5, 265 pound defensive tackle asked for his release following the departure of line coach Brian Baker, who was only on staff for a month. Baker followed Charlie Coiner, who filled in following the departure of disgraced assistant John Blake.

According to Scout.com, Simmons listed USC, Pitt, Texas Tech, Iowa, Oregon, Florida and Rutgers as schools he would like to be released to. He is expected to choose between Texas Tech or USC.

News is not all bad in Chapel Hill however, as former North Carolina defensive tackle Brandon Willis rejoined the team on Monday following a transfer to UCLA.

Posted on: March 9, 2011 9:43 am

3/9 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Everybody seems to have a take on the Jim Tressel press conference last night. One key demographic that has yet to weigh in but will be important to his future - or the next guy's - is the recruits. You'll likely hear what they think of the Senator over the next few days.

- A look at how much Oregon State spends on recruiting services and who they are.

- Defensive tackle Delvon Simmons has asked for his release from North Carolina and he could land at either Texas Tech or USC.

- Lots of news and notes from the state of Georgia, including on Auburn commit Kenno Loyal.

- Defensive tackle Vincent Valentine could be the next big interior lineman to make waves after picking up his 16th offer from Penn State.

- One of the top defensive ends in Texas, Mario Edwards Jr., could be leaning towards Florida State.

Posted on: February 2, 2011 12:29 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2011 12:31 pm

Delvon Simmons shocks schools with UNC commitment

Posted by Chip Patterson

Delvon Simmons , the No. 8 defensive tackle in the nation according to MaxPreps.com , took official visits to Oregon , Rutgers , Texas Tech , and was in Los Angeles visiting USC over the weekend.  As one of the top recruits in the state of Pennsylvania, Pittsbugh also entered National Signing Day figuring they had a shot to land Simmons.

So it came as a pleasant surprise to North Carolina when Simmons signed his letter of intent to join the Tar Heels in 2011.  With Phillip Dukes committing to South Carolina, Simmons is able to give head coach Butch Davis a big-time signee on the defensive line.  Simmons will be one of the first recruits under the tenure of defensive line coach Brian Baker , formerly with the Carolina Panthers .  Baker fills the position formerly held by John Blake , who resigned from the program due to allegations associated with the ongoing NCAA investigation in Chapel Hill. 
More Recruiting Coverage can be found here at CBSSports.com

Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:36 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 6:24 am

Uncommitted recruits' signing times

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Let the hat show begin! Below is a list of some of the top uncommitted prospects in the country and what time they are scheduled to sign. This list will be constantly updated with the latest information as it becomes available.

Time (ET) Player Position Schools
8AM Jake Fisher Offensive tackle Signed with Oregon
9AM Jeoffrey Pagan #4 Defensive end Signed with Alabama
  Lamar Dawson #6 Inside Linebacker Signed with USC
  Elkino Watson Defensive tackle Signed with South Florida
  Ja'Juan Story Wide receiver Signed with Florida
9:30AM Darius Jennings #5 Athlete Signed with Virginia
  Erique Florence #5 Safety Signed with Auburn
10AM Tony Steward #2 Inside Linebacker Signed with Clemson
  Nickolas Brassell #11 Wide receiver Signed with Ole Miss
  Antonio Richardson #6 Offensive tackle Signed with Tennessee
  Aundrey Walker #9 Offensive tackle Signed with USC

Troy Niklas #2 Offensive tackle Signed with Notre Dame
  Jalen Grimble Defensive end Signed with Miami (Fla.)
  Kent Turene #12 Inside linebacker Signed with Georgia
10:30AM Spencer Region #20 Offensive lineman Signed with Clemson
11AM Timmy Jernigan #3 Defensive tackle Signed with Florida State
  Javorius Allen Running back Signed with USC

Brent Calloway #3 Outside linebacker Signed with Alabama
11:20AM Delvon Simmons #8 Defensive tackle Signed with North Carolina
11:30AM Stephone Anthony #1 Outside linebacker Signed with Clemson
12PM Cyrus Kouandjio #1 Offensive tackle Signed with Auburn
1:30PM Isaiah Crowell #6 Tailback Signed with Georgia

Gabe Wright Defensive tackle Signed with Auburn
1:50PM Curtis Grant #1 Inside linebacker Signed with Ohio State
3PM Jermauria Rasco #6 Defensive end Signed with LSU
3:30PM Marqise Lee #14 Athlete Signed with USC
8PM De'Anthony Thomas #2 Athlete Signed with Oregon

Don't forget to also check the MaxPreps' Team Recruiting Rankings page to see how the teams stack up as the players put pen to paper on Signing Day. You can also sort the committed recruits by conference and check out Tom Lemming's Top 100 Recruits for the class of 2011. More Recruiting Coverage

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