Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Darryle Simmons Commits to the Hokies

Tech adds another Keystone State prospect to its 2018 class.

Simmons looks in a pass at the 2016 Nike Football The Opening Regional in New York. [Student Sports]

Virginia Tech received a Mother's Day verbal commitment from wide receiver Darryle Simmons. The 6-2, 200 pound Philadelphia product opted for the Hokies over offers from Penn State, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

Simmons hauled in 34 passes for 526 yards (15.5 YPC) and 3 touchdowns last season. That includes a 35-yard touchdown catch in the PIAA Class 6A final in which his St. Joseph's Prep squad capped off a 14-0 championship campaign.

The 247Sports Composite ranks Simmons as 3-star recruit, though both Rivals and ESPN rate him a 4-star prospect. The Four-Letter's "bottom line" assessment of his game follows.

Simmons is a physically impressive prospect who certainly looks the part of a Power 5 wide receiver. He's not going to make you miss in space, but he has all of the other physical and mental traits needed for the next level.

Simmons is the second Pennsylvania product to commit to Tech's 2018 class — safety Nasir Peoples committed in February — but Simmons is the first with the body type and skill set to play split out wide for the Hokies.

And now he is set to convince others to join him in Blacksburg.

"I think I'll be one of the best recruiters on the staff," Simmons told Rivals. "I have a lot of relationships with a lot of players and I will be trying to add to the class. I'm going after everybody."

Comments

First Philly product since Kevin Jones? This makes me very happy. Coach Fu's always closing.

Woohoo!!!

Very good size. Nice short burst and short choppy steps, which helps him set up his break on quick curls and avoiding tacklers on screens. He can win vertical jump balls. He blocks aggressively. He covers kicks. When you look at the route structure and what he does well, he is strong in most of the facets that Fuente's receivers at Memphis were strong. Simmons looks like a very good fit.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

This is a great post.

Then you read it out loud with "Forrest voice".

And it becomes something so much more.

Thank you, Jason. Arlington is a lucky city.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Read out loud it sounds like, "Fwen-Tay" not to be confused with "Jen-Nay"

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Definitely a prize to have. We look forward to seeing him fit into the CJF offensive machine. I'm just hoping this is not just a temporary 'Junior' commitent.

Yeah baby. Great get but

opted for the Hokies over offers from Penn State, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia

is my favorite part

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

For realz. That's a who's who of who gets a big ole eff you from the Hokie nation.

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Pat Narduzzi also offered. He can help himself to one of those eff yous as well

"Simmons did a great job of pushing off. Our entire program."

- F. Patrick Narduzzi

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Fuck Pat Narduzzi

"Give me a fu¢king beer", Anonymous Genius

You misspelled "Nardouchey"

He's going to be a big time recruiter for us as well. Think of CJ Reavis back in the day (who is still very much a Hokie.)

Him, Peoples, and Kyle Pitts are best buds. I think we're in the drivers seats for Pitts.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I will not follow recruiting, I will not follow recruiting, I will not follow recruiting, I will, wait we got who over what offers o we going to the playoffs!

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

I feel for pain.

I think the best part was his commitment tweet referencing the Ozzy song. He is ready for Enter Sandman.

Leg for getting it.

Now let us all sing in celebration:

Sorry to be the Debbie Downer but it's a common enough phrase these days that I have serious doubts he was actually referencing the Ozzy song, at least intentionally.

They're really a family-oriented team and they really paid attention to my parents

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

The leg of all legs for you good sir.

1-0

I'm liking the looks of that.

This recruiting class is shaping up nicely.

I love it

Just look at that offer list.

Looking forward to the day when we remember Ford as "that guy who started the string of seasons with 1000-yard receivers."

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

This is why I enjoy the recruiting process. This guy was not on many people's radar for us, and sure enough we land his commitment in a change of events in a matter of a few days. I also understand his comments on recruiting as he has ties to Kyle Pitts who is exploding. Now we need to push for Tre Turner and Dillon Spalding to round out the receiving core.

Don't get the feeling spalding is a priority for the staff. George, Turner, Pitts and Mitchell rounding out the receiving group (Including projected TEs) would be as good a class as I've seen VT land.

The best part I like about it is the main recruiter for him. After a subpar year one, Mitchell is on the verge of having a redemption year as a recruiter if he keeps reeling these guys in.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Hey! I can actually chime in with something useful here. My little brother's girlfriend's brother (that's weird to type) is being recruited by Mitchell. She says he's a great guy and the family all really likes him.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Oh you have said too much. I will find him..

via GIPHY

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Or you could, you know, ask.

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Hey! Who is it?

Class of 2019 C out of NJ. 6' 4" 275 Lbs. Really smart kid too with offers to Brown and UPenn already. My guess is he would study engineering.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

So Caeden Walllace?

He's 6'6" 300 Lbs.

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Where's the fun in that?

via GIPHY

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Used to play music with a guy who was my wife's sister's husband's sister's husband.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

So in West Virginia, you were in a band with your brother-cousin?

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

It's all fambly, right?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Hooker to Simmons for the win. I like the way that sounds...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Our passing attack is going to be so damn good in the future.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Only if the O Line continues to improve.

I so wish it was that easy. Seems like we haven't had a good O line since Bryan Randall was the QB. Good players yes, but as a line...

I'm in total agreement. I'm glad I'm not the only one posting on this. ( I'm sure others agree but just haven't posted. )

Turkey leg for you good sir.

One full week and nothing new to read about. May sucks!