OL John Simpson of Fort Dorchester could not make the USC or Clemson junior days the end of January because of wrestling matches. He won in the region competition, by the way, and is on his way to the Lower State finals. The fact that as a defensive linemen Simpson is also an excellent wrestler only enhances his value to football recruiters.
His most recent offers are from Louisville and Georgia Southern. He also has offers from USC, Clemson, Georgia, Wake Forest and Maryland. Simpson said he saw a lot of coaches come thru his school during the contact period including recruiters from USC, Clemson, Georgia, Duke, Wake Forest and Alabama.
USC recruiter Everette Sands was by the school last Friday. ‘He just came thru and asked me how I was doing in school, stuff like that,” Simpson said. He also talked with his Clemson recruiter Tony Elliott last week.
Simpson doesn’t have any junior plans right now because of is wrestling meets. He also does not have a timetable on a decision.
Simpson is not claiming any favorites right now. “I’ve got to take some more visits,” he said. And he has no preference right now between the Gamecocks and Tigers. “I just want to go to the school that gives me the best opportunity with education and on the field.”
Simpson attended several games at USC last season and he also made it up to Clemson for a game.