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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.

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)

Five-star prospect by Scout ... four-star by Rivals and ... ranked as the No. 3 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout, No. 5 by Rivals and No. 25 by ... 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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