Sunday, September 28, 2014

Simms joining "the red army"

Savion Simms of Central-Fresno lines up during a one-on-one drill between wide receivers and defensive backs at the Fresno DB Guru summer camp in August 2014. Simms, who held four scholarship offers, gave a verbal commitment to Eastern Washington University on Sunday, Sept. 28 (photo by Lorenzo J. Reyna).
Savion Simms of Central-Fresno has continued the Grizzlies' streak of producing an NCAA Division I football recruit, as the Class of 2015 athlete verbally committed to Eastern Washington University of the Big Sky Conference on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Simms is now the 14th Grizzly to move on to the DI ranks. The list includes Brendon Bigelow (athlete, Cal-Berkeley), B.J. Kelley (wide receiver, University of Oregon), Shakiem Barbel (wide receiver, walk-on at the University of Kansas), Matt Lea, (safety, UNLV), L.J Moore (defensive back, former Oklahoma commit), Hatari Byrd (safety, Oklahoma), Johnny Johnson (cornerback, UCLA), Tashon Smallwood (defensive tackle, Arizona State), Nick Wilson (running back, Arizona), Devon Brewer (safety, Arizona), Shariff Williams (nose tackle, Arizona), Dehlon Preston (cornerback, San Jose State) and Zeandae Johnson (defensive end, Cal).

Simms held other offers from Idaho, Montana State and Northern Arizona. The 5-foot-8 Simms is utilized in a variety of ways for the Grizzlies. He's returned kickoffs, punts, and has lined up at running back, wide receiver, cornerback and safety.

Off the field, Simms' lowest grade is an A- in his american government class. He's also competed in the 100 meter dash in track and field, with his fastest time at 10.89 seconds.

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