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Simmons lands offer No. 3

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Compton (Calif.) Dominguez linebacker Maurice Simmons will be one of the top prospects in the class of 2008 next year. The athlete had two early offers and picked up offer No. 3 last week.
Simmons, 6-2, 200 pounds earned all-state underclass honors for the second year in a row this past season. He finished the year with 170 tackles, 25 for loss, three sacks and one interception.
Nebraska and Mississippi were the first two schools to offer and now you can add Oregon to the mix as well.
"Oregon was the latest to offer," Simmons said. "Right now, every team in the top 25 is recruiting me and half of them have said they will offer pending my next report card.
"Notre Dame is recruiting me really hard and Coach Norton at USC came by the school last week. I wasn't able to attend the NIKE combine in Long Beach Saturday because I had the SAT but I'll be going to the combine in Oakland later on in February.
"I've been training really hard, running bleachers and doing work with ankle weights. I've been practicing running shuttles with ankle weights on and working on my vertical as well. I can dunk a tennis ball with ankle weights on right now."
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