Harrisburg, Pa. running back and cornerback Mikell Simpson is ready to get surgery behind him and focus on his recruiting decision.
“My season is done and I miss not being on the field helping my teammates,” said the 6-foot-0, 185-pounder. “I tore the meniscus in my (left) knee, but after the surgery Tuesday I’ll be fine. I won't have any problems with it, I’m feeling good. I just want to get it over with.”
Simpson’s injury came two weeks ago in Harrisburg’s 41-24 victory over Red Land. Now his focus will be on recruiting.
He has official visits set for Michigan State (Nov. 5), Virginia (Nov. 12), Alabama (Nov. 19) and UCLA (Dec. 3). The Pennsylvania product also wants to take a look at Nebraska with no official visit date set yet.
“All the five schools I have in mind are equal right now and I want a chance to visit the campus and see what it is like,” Simpson said. “I’m looking for a place I feel comfortable. All my top choices are out of state so going away from home isn’t a big problem for me.”
Not having the talented senior in the lineup will be a big problem for Harrisburg, since he was an all-conference selection for both offense and defense in his junior year. Simpson describes his style as a finesse and speedy running back with big play capabilities, and a big, fast and physical cornerback.
He is ranked as the No. 13 running back in the country by Rivals.com.