Peoria (Ariz.) wide receiver T.J. Simpson de-committed from Arizona State immediately after the firing of former coach Dirk Koetter. Now 'wide open', Simpson took an official visit this past weekend to Nevada.
Simpson, 6-1, 170 pounds is one of the fastest players in the West region this year. He clocked a 4.51-40 at the SoCal NIKE Camp and was just as impressive in the one on one and position drills.
On the recruiting front, Simpson took in Nevada this past weekend and has set up two more visits to Northwest schools as well.
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"Nevada was a good visit," Simpson said. "They had real nice facilities, which kind of surprised me a little and I was real comfortable with the players and coaches there.
"I've been to Las Vegas before but this was my first time in Reno and I liked it there. They have a lot of players on the team from Arizona so I had a nice comfort level the whole time.
"Next weekend, I'll be going to Oregon State and then I have a visit set up with Oregon for (Jan. 12). That might be it for me as far as trips. I've already had home visits with Nevada, Oregon State, Oregon and Washington State."
As for Simpson's thoughts on ASU after the Sun Devils recent hire of Dennis Erickson.
"I know Coach Erickson a little bit because he was recruiting me when he was at Idaho," Simpson said. "It's still too early for me to tell what's going to happen. I was really close with Coach Koetter, he was one of the main reasons why I committed to ASU in the first place.
"I just need to see what kind of staff coach Erickson hires and how many of the current coaches he keeps. That's pretty important to me since I had a good relationship with some of them. Right now though, I'm wide open and can honestly say I'm not leaning anywhere. The other schools recruiting me have just as good a shot as ASU does right now. Once I'm done with my visits, I'll go ahead and make my decision."