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Simmons adds three big ones

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The first text message about Jordan Simmons came earlier in the morning with information that Michigan had offered him a scholarship. But that wouldn't be it for the Encino (Calif.) Crespi offensive tackle who has become one of the hottest names in Southern California recruiting circles.
Later in the day, a second text message read that Auburn and Notre Dame had also joined the fray for Simmons, a 6-foot-5, 333-pound prospect who has offers from numerous national powerhouses.
The offers have been coming in steadily for Simmons, who looked the part at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and the B2G Elite Camp last summer and then dominated in games during his junior season, but three big ones in one day is unprecedented.
The Wolverines, Tigers and Irish join a long list which also includes USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Miami, San Diego State, SMU, UCLA, Washington and many others.
"Hard work pays off," Simmons said.
Things have really picked up for Simmons, who has been invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and is included in the Rivals 250 to watch list.
Some believe Simmons, formerly of Los Angeles Dorsey, wants to stay in Los Angeles at either USC or UCLA but with so many offers on the board - and more sure to come - Simmons could think about expanding his horizons further.
Simmons joins Richmond Salesian's Freddie Tagaloa, Compton Dominguez's Lacy Westbrook and San Clemente's Kyle Murphy as the four California offensive linemen to make the Rivals 250 list.
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