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Delvon Simmons Signs With Texas Tech Football

Tommy Tuberville picked up another signee for 2011 in Delvon Simmons.


Tommy Tuberville picked up another signee for 2011 in Delvon Simmons.
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April 14, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's 2011 recruiting class was strengthened today as head coach Tommy Tuberville secured the services of five-star defensive tackle Delvon Simmons from McKeesport, Penn. He is believed to be the highest rated player to ever sign with Texas Tech football.

"Delvon has the ability to be a difference maker in our program," said Tuberville. "He is an explosive and disruptive player and an outstanding athlete. We are thrilled to have him."

Simmons originally signed a national letter of intent with North Carolina back in February but has since been granted a release from that commitment by the Tar Heels. Simmons has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech and will join teammate Branden Jackson in Lubbock this fall.

Delvon Simmons, Defensive Line, McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport)
6-5/265

Five-star prospect by Scout ... four-star by Rivals and ESPN.com ... ranked as the No. 3 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout, No. 5 by Rivals and No. 25 by ESPN.com ... the No. 80 overall prospect by Rivals ... PrepStar All-East team ... No. 2 on Superprep Pennsylvania 32 ... No. 49 Superprep Elite 50 ... No. 11 Superprep All-America Defensive Lineman ... one of the highest rated defensive players to sign with Texas Tech in school history ... registered two sacks and a fumble recovery in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Pennsylvania Class AAAA First-Team All-State selection.

 

 

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