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2009 Three-star DE is on the market

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One three-star defensive end from the 2009 recruiting class didn't sign a letter of intent on Signing Day. Fredericksburg (Va.) Chancellor defensive end Clinton Simpkins is still on the market and is inching towards being eligible in the near future.
"Basically, we're waiting to see how his final grades turn out," Chancellor assistant coach Chris Lamb said. "He's taking the SAT on Saturday and he's not that far off. If he stays steady in his grades he should be fine and could be back on the market instead of going to prep school.
"A bunch of schools are keeping a close eye on him including Rutgers, Michigan State and Wake Forest. He's also hearing a lot from Division I-AA schools, but he is open to all suitors and considering all options."
Simpkins and Chancellor wrap up school on June 11th.
Simpkins claimed offers from Kentucky, NC State, West Virginia and East Carolina during the 2009 recruiting session.
Lamb went on to discuss what sticks out about his talented prospect.
"His motor is unbelievable," he said. "He is a four-sport kid he plays football, basketball, winter track and spring track. He's got a huge wingspan and is a very hard worker. He never gives up on any plays and you will see that he comes back into palys 20-yards downfield.
"He's got great pursuit and great work ethic. I truly believe he'll be one of those kids you'll be talking about in a couple years. He's a great kid, a yes sir, no sir that nobody speaks negatively about."
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