Antjuan Simmons is going to be a Ohio State Buckeye. (Ad: H&R Block Tax Filing Discounts at http://2015Taxes.org)
Although his high school is extremely close to Michigan Stadium in Ann arbor, this 3-star LB has committed to play football with the Buckeyes. Apparently, Simmons isn't worried about traveling the longer distance to Ohio. He also wasn't influenced by the fact that he attends the same high school that Michigan's coach attended.
Antjuan Simmons announced his decision to attend Ohio State University via his Twitter account. He thanked all of the other schools that made offers, but he choose Ohio State University.
Antjuan Simmons received 40 scholarship offers per 247Sports, and this includes offers from colleges in close proximity such as Michigan State and Michigan. He also has received offers from Penn State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Oregon and UCLA. This is a long list of prestigious colleges that are known for their prized football programs.
He is rated the 27th best high school linebacker in the nation and the 11th best player in Michigan per 247Sports. These stats probably won't stay the same because of the numerous offers he has received. Unfortunately, this tends to change the way players are rated by recruitment websites.
Antjuan Simmons is the 12th high school football player to commit to the Ohio State Buckeyes from the class of 2017. This list includes two 5-star recruits, and it has a ranking of number one per 247Sports.
However, Antjuan Simmons is the first linebacker from the 2017 class that has made a commitment to the Ohio State University Buckeyes football team. But the school is quickly recruiting plenty of talent from this 2017 class, which means there will be more recruits.