Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes 2015 linebacker Jahvoni Simmons pulled in his first scholarship off earlier this summer. The 6-foot-1, 222-pounder landed the scholarship from an in-state D1 program and is now looking for more.
"He got an offer from Old Dominion within the week after they announced they were going to Conference USA," Ocean Lakes head coach Chris Scott said. "They looked at his film and extended the offer. He's also getting interest from Virginia and Virginia Tech."
Coach Scott spent a little time giving a breakdown of his star sophomore's game.
"He's playing really well," he said. "With the big boys in front of him, he's clogging up the holes and is a grinder. We actually have to kick him out of the film room. He's just one of those guys that wants to be better and has a chip on his shoulder. He's got to earn his keep being so young, but he's doing it on and off the field. He's taking honors classes."
Simmons certainly has the background in his favor.
"His brother is Deveon Simmons who played with Percy Harvin at Landstown, and he's also related to Kevin Simmons and Dejor Simmons at James Madison," said Coach Scott. "He's a really fast guy and comes from a lineage of athletes."
Simmons already brings a great deal to the table.
"The neat thing is that he's got the size and athleticism," said Coach Scott. "He is athletically gifted. He started last year for us as a freshman and now is up to 222-pounds and is performing really well."