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Four-star WR close to setting trips

Independence (Kan.) Independence C.C. four-star receiver Andre Simmons is one of the top junior college receivers in the nation.
However, the 6-foot-3, 201-pounder has been faced with double and even a few triple teams this season, reducing the number of big catches he's been able to make.
The good news is that he's not letting that to get his head. He's staying positive and knows that if he's double-teamed, his teammates are going to be open.
"It's something that we're really trying to take advantage of as a team," Simmons said. "I know it's a little frustrating at times, but I'm not letting it get to me. I'm staying upbeat and positive about the whole situation."
Through three games, Simmons had averaged almost 11 yards a catch, and while his production is down because of the focus by opposing teams, the attention he's getting from colleges remains high.
"I'm probably talking to Kansas State and Colorado the most," Simmons said. "My receiver coach from last year, he went up to Colorado, so he knows me and knows how I could help them out. I also talk a lot to K-State, and they seem very interested in me.
"I'd say K-State, Colorado and then Arkansas are up there. It's the same old, same old. Arkansas (Garrick McGee) came and saw me last week. I'm going to set up some visits and see what the places are like."
From there, Simmons said he hopes to have a decision.
"It'll probably be based on where I feel the most comfortable and where I feel I can make a big contribution," he said.
He said Kansas State has sent him a written offer, while Arkansas and Colorado have told him an offer is there if he wants it. Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State have also been in contact this fall.
Simmons is ranked as the No. 36 player in the country by Rivals.com.