As if we needed any further proof that the previous coaching staff was lazy, incompetent and couldn’t recruit to save their life, I get to read this in my statewide paper this morning.
As someone who has the misfortune of having to watch Clemson play every week, there’s no doubt that Simmons is an athletic freak that is also a talented football player.
Simmons was recruited by several schools within driving distance of his hometown of Olathe, Kansas, but the school he really wanted to attend was not one of them.
“He wanted to go to Arkansas. And for some odd reason they would not offer him a scholarship,” Victor said. “He liked Fayetteville. He liked the town and everything like that. And it’s only four hours away from our house.”
Simmons camped at Arkansas and performed well for head coach Bret Bielema and the Razorbacks’ staff as his recruitment was heating up, but apparently not well enough to earn an offer.
“If it would’ve been up to him, he would’ve been to Arkansas. And I’m almost certain that if Arkansas would have offered him a scholarship he wouldn’t have went to Clemson,” Victor said. “But they said they didn’t know what they’d do with him.”
Read more here: https://www.thestate.com/sports/college/acc/clemson-university/article235125837.html#storylink=cpy