"UCLA is still the only official visit I have scheduled," Harrisburg, Pa., running back Mikell Simpson said. "It's Dec. 3."
"But basically I've decided to visit Nebraska, Alabama, and Virginia too. But I don't have the dates yet."
"It's Michigan State and Ohio State for the last one."
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"I talked to Ohio State about a week and a half ago. Coach Daniels called. He said they need a good back in this class."
"I talk to Michigan State a lot. They need a back real bad."
Two Midwest schools previously on Simpson's list were Notre Dame and Wisconsin.
"Notre Dame has a great freshman back, so that doesn't make much sense for me," Simpson said. "I haven't heard from Wisconsin much lately, so it's time to move on."
"If we're not in the playoffs I'll get started on my visits as soon as possible."
The 6-foot-2 and 190 pound Simpson rushed for 862 yards, averaged almost 10 yards per carry, and scored 26 times during his junior season. Through four games this season Simpson has gained 236 yards, but he has done it on just 23 carries."
"We're spreading the carries around a lot this year," Simpson said.
Simpson is the No. 14 running back prospect in the Rivals.com player rankings and the No. 5 overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania.