Antjuan Simmons plans to become an Ohio State Buckeye. His high school is located in close proximity to the Michigan Stadium, which is in Ann Arbor. Regardless of that fact, this talented 3-star linebacker made the decision to play football as a Buckeye. It appears that he is not concerned about the fact that Ohio is further away. He also did not appear to be swayed by the fact that his current high school is the same one that Michigan's football coach attended.
Antjuan Simmons used his Twitter account to announce his Ohio State University decision. In his tweet, he thanked the other schools making him offers, but announced that Ohio State University was his choice. (Ad: H&R Block Tax Filing Discounts at http://2015Taxes.org)
Per 247Sports, Antjuan received forty scholarship offers. These offers included those from colleges closer to his home, such as Michigan and Michigan State. Other offers received include those from Tennessee, Penn State, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, UCLA and Oregon. The colleges on the list of those making offers include those which are extremely well known for their excellent football programs.
According to 247Sports, Antjuan is rated as the twenty-seventh best LB in the U.S., as well as the eleventh best Michigan player. Of course, it is likely that these stats will change, due to the many offers he received. Unfortunately, receiving offers tends to alter the method by which recruitment websites rate players.
Antjuan is the twelfth "class of 2017" high school player to commit to playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Per 247Sports, the list has a number one ranking and includes two recruits with a 5-star rating.
However, Antjuan is the first "class of 2017" linebacker to make a commitment to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Of course, Ohio State is currently busy recruiting other talent from the "class of 2017," so the list of recruits will continue to grow.
Antjuan Simmons 2015 Mid Season Highlights