Sunday, the Indiana Hoosiers received a verbal commitment from 2019 3-star wide receiver, Emery Simmons. Simmons is out of South View High School in Hope Mills, N.C. Simmons currently also has an offer from East Carolina University.
Simmons is ranked by 247Sports as a top-30 player in North Carolina, and a top-100 player nationally at his position.
According to 247Sports, Simmons had 55 receptions for 997 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017. On his Hudl, Simmons’ listed stats have a 4.5 40-yard dash and 32.6 vertical. Simmons stands at 6-3 and 190 pounds.
Indiana’s 2019 recruiting class
Simmons marks the first commitment to the 2019 class for Indiana. In terms of someone in the pocket to throw to Simmons in the future, the Hoosiers have offered 15 quarterbacks in the class of 2019. Currently, 247Sports lists the Hoosiers as “warm” in the recruiting list for Kettering (Ohio) Alter quarterback Connor Bazelak.
Furthermore, the Hoosiers have offered 37 receivers, and 247Sports gives the crimson and cream an early shot at landing 3-star Eli Pancol (Pendleton Heights, Ind.) and 3-star Kevin Barnett (Hattiesburg, Miss.).
Current wide receivers at Indiana
In the recruiting class of 2018, the Hoosiers collected two receivers in Jacolby Hewitt and Miles Marshall. Indiana also has ten more receivers on their 2018 spring roster, including two seniors that would graduate before Simmons arrives. Simmons may not be a starter immediately upon arriving to Bloomington, but he will certainly get some playing time.
According to Simmons’ twitter, he has also taken a visit to North Carolina State University to meet with Wolf Pack coach George McDonald.