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Simmons has a leader after recent trips

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Stuart (Fla.) Martin County safety Justin Simmons attended numerous camps in June, including a trio of college camps.
"In June I went to three camps - the FIU camp, the Miami camp, and to Boston College's camp," Simmons said. "I am pretty positive I am going to the FAU camp on the 23rd (of July)."
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound defensive back talked about his visits to each school. The first camp for him was at Florida International, who has offered, and he worked at safety during the event.
"FIU was really nice," Simmons said. "I didn't get to see much of the campus besides the stadium, a quick peak of the locker room, but besides that I didn't really get to see much there. The coaches were really cool and I learned a lot. That was the first camp I went to. I actually learned a lot coming out of that camp so it was a great experience."
Next up for Simmons was a trip to Coral Gables to participate in the Al Golden Football Camp at the University of Miami. At that camp, he worked on both sides of the ball.
"Miami hasn't offered me yet," Simmons said. "I walked through their weight room, because that is where you register, and it was really nice. I got a quick peak of their locker room, but besides that we were basically on their practice fields the whole time for their camp. Just like at FIU, I came out learning a lot from that camp, both at receiver and at safety."
Towards the end of the month Simmons made his way up to Boston to visit Frank Spaziani's Eagles. He spent a few days in Beantown and on campus in Chestnut Hill. During the camp, he worked primarily at safety but also mixed in a little work at wide receiver.
"Boston College was just amazing," Simmons said. "It is a really nice campus. Everyone was talking about weather this and weather that before I went up there, but the weather was actually pretty good while I was there. The people there, they were all good people. I had a chance to walk around and see a lot of things in Boston. Some of the people I met, they were all really nice. Boston College was a fun experience for me to go there."
At this time, Simmons holds offers from Boston College, Florida International, Georgia State, Illinois, Presbyterian, Purdue, and Western Michigan. He admits that one school has made a move towards the top of that pack.
"I would say Boston College right now," Simmons said. "That is the only school that I have really gotten a chance to visit and look at their campus and everything so far. It was just an awesome experience for me. So far it is Boston College for me though."
While the Eagles have made a group impression, the three-star prospect is in no rush to make a decision.
"I want to definitely take some more visits, probably officials, before I make any decisions," Simmons said.
In addition to his upcoming trip to Florida Atlantic, Simmons said he may also visit Purdue and Illinois during the summer.
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