Delvon Simmons has been a college football oddity of sorts, one could almost say he’s a journeyman player. After a failure to launch at North Carolina and two seasons as a Texas Tech Red Raider, Simmons has reported earlier this week via Twitter that he is packing his bags yet again and headed for Southern California.
Simmons will have to sit out the 2013 season, but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining in 2014, and the USC Trojans couldn’t be happier.
Simmons was a scout.com five-star recruit out of high school. The defensive tackle originally appeared committed to USC, but wound up signing with North Carolina instead.
It's been a progressive journey west for the native Pennsylvanian, who at one time was regarded as the top prep player in his state and the fifth best defensive end nationwide in his recruiting class.
The USC Trojans certainly could use some help on their defensive line, and playing in the high-visibility market in Los Angeles with the major T.V. deal put together by the Pacific 12 Conference will give Simmons a chance to show off his skills to pro scouts on a weekly basis against quality competition.
The pickup of Simmons also helps USC recover from a recruiting loss to cross-town rival UCLA, who signed defensive end recruit Eddie Vanderdoes helping to level the playing field between the Trojans and the Bruins.