A 2007 graduate of Peoria (Ariz.) High School...praised for being a reliable receiver and crisp route-runner...listed as the No. 7 prospect in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep in the preseason and the No. 8 player in the postseason...ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Arizona and the No. 71 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 73 wide receiver by Scouts, Inc....compares to former Sun Devil All-American and current Miami Dolphin Derek Hagan, according to Scouts, Inc....regarded by Rivals.com as Arizona's second-best prep wide receiver for 2006, only trailing fellow ASU signee Kerry Taylor of Hamilton High School...selected to The Arizona Republic's 5A second-team...earned Peoria High's "Golden Helmet Award" as team Most Valuable Player for 2006...totaled 74 catches for 1,621 yards and 16 touchdowns during his junior and senior years...speedy deep-threat receiver who averaged nearly 22 yards-per-catch over his junior and senior seasons...earned first-team All-Region recognition as a senior in 2006...snared 45 catches for 872 yards (19.4 ypc.) and nine touchdowns as a senior...also carried the ball eight times for 169 yards (21.1 ypc.) and two scores...earned second-team All-Region honors in 2005...caught 29 passes for 749 yards (25.8 ypc.) and seven touchdowns for Peoria as a junior...also had a 32.1-yard average as a kick return specialist, with a long return of 93 yards...won the 100-meter, 200 and 400 and ran on the winning 4x400 relay at the 5A-II state track meet in May, 2006...chose ASU over Boise State, Hawaii, Oregon and Oregon State...lettered four times in track, three times in football and twice in basketball at Peoria High School...attended the same high school as current Sun Devil running back Keegan Herring...coached by Doug Clapp at Peoria High School.
Plans to major in business management at ASU and has aspirations to become a business owner...parents are Travis, Sr. (security guard) and Karen Simpson of Peoria, Ariz....has two siblings, Mia (23) and Nathan (11)...enjoys playing Playstation 2 and hanging out with family members...born Sept. 2, 1988 in Germany...full namne is Travis Jordan Simpson.