Peoria (Ariz.) wide out T.J. Simpson committed early in the process to Arizona State but decided to re-open his recruitment following the firing of former head coach Dirk Koetter. After taking official visits to Oregon State and Nevada, the talented receiver has ended the process once again.
"I re-committed to Arizona State," Simpson said. "I went down there this past Saturday on an unofficial visit and after meeting with all the coaches, I decided to commit to ASU. I like all the new coaches and I'm excited about the direction of the program.
"I did a lot of research on Coach Erickson and his spread offense is pretty receiver friendly. He has sent a lot of receivers to the pros and I think I'll be a good fit in that system. I also like Coach Yarber, the new WR coach, a lot. He didn't really recruit me at Washington but he said he wanted to and is excited I'm a Sun Devil.
"I always wanted to go to ASU so it's a big relief for me to be re-committed. I'm actually a lot more excited about committing now than when I first committed. Opening up the process was kind of stressful so I'm glad to have the decision out of the way. The coaches told me if I come in and work hard, I'll have a chance to play as a true freshman next year and that's what I'm hoping to do."
Simpson, 6-1, 170 pounds is one of the more explosive receivers in the region. He won state titles in the 100m, 200m, and 400m at the class 5A championship as a junior. He also impressed us at the SoCal NIKE Camp where he clocked a 4.51-40, 4.25 in the shuttle and looked very good catching the ball in the position and one on one drills as well.