USC picks up former five-star Simmons

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USC picks up commitment from former five-star defensive tackle Delvon Simmons. Simmons comes to the Trojans since being released from Texas Tech.

FOX Sports NEXT reported May 18 that Texas Tech defensive lineman Delvon Simmons was granted a release from the Red Raiders program (provided he did not follow the former Texas Tech staff to Cincinnati) and was considering transferring to USC, Miami, Pittsburgh or Penn State.

Wednesday, Simmons announced via Twitter he committed to USC.


The 6-foot-5 290-pound defensive lineman started all 13 games for Tech in 2012. He made 27 tackles, six for a loss and recorded two sacks.

Simmons played in ten games as a freshman for Tech, recording 13 tackles.

Part of the 2011 recruiting class, Simmons was a five-star recruit and the nation's No. 3 ranked defensive tackle prospect from McKeesport (Penn.).

Per NCAA transfer rules, Simmons must sit out the 2013 season but will have two years of eligibility remaining.

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