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."