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VT, NC State lead for Simmons

The state of Virginia is loaded with talent in the Class of 2005, and one of the headliners is Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown linebacker Deveon Simmons. Two schools have an advantage, but others are making a strong push.
"Virginia Tech and NC State are probably the frontrunners for him, but he also likes Nebraska," said Landstown head coach Chris Beatty. "He's really wide open right now, and will consider anyone that is interested in him."
The 6-foot-1, 208-pound linebacker could play any of several positions in college, and his coach thinks he'll end up at 225 pounds and playing weakside linebacker. He recently received another scholarship.
"Michigan State offered him in the last week or so," said Beatty. "Deveon runs through people, he is a great speed player but also has tremendous instincts. He is explosive and has a tremendous upside. The more he learns to play and work on his game, the more he improves. He is also a devastating special teams player."
Simmons is considered to be one of the biggest hitters in the entire Class of 2005.
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