6-7 Aamir Simms of Dyke, VA Thursday announced a commitment to Clemson. Simms made an official visit to Clemson earlier this month and that was his only official visit. He also had visits scheduled with VCU, Miami, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.
“I feel very passionate for Clemson,” Simms said earlier this year. “We have a very good relationship, if not a great relationship out of all my schools, if not the greatest relationship. They’ve been on me since last July. Ever since they offered me they’ve never stopped recruiting me. There’s never any dull moments where they stopped texting for a few weeks, or days or months at a time. They always kept in touch with me, between me and coach Brownell and coach Smith. That’s how I really feel about the school, it’s a pretty welcoming feeling.”
Simms also feels very comfortable with the style of play Brad Brownell uses with the Tigers. “I really like how they defend,” he said. Clemson is a really good defensive team. And it’s not mainly the guards scoring. It’s like an all around team where they have some shooters, some defenders and off the dribble scores. They are recruiting right now and trying to turn the program around and doing pretty well. They are not the worst team in the ACC and they are not the best, they are right there in the middle competing with the best of the best in the country. I really like the fight that they have. Whether or not they get to the Big Dance or not, they keep fighting and pushing year after year.”
Simms averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds per game last season. He’s the third commitment for the Tigers 2017 class.