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Sherwood WR Marcus Simms on Maryland: 'Definitely number one on my list'

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The three-star receiver talks his recruitment with Testudo Times.


Sherwood (Md.) wideout Marcus Simms is starting to become a hot target among FBS schools. The local prospect picked up offers from West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Rutgers and Boston College in the month of February.

"My first offer was from Toledo but when I got the WV offer, that really got the ball moving," he said. "I'm excited to see what other schools I'm going to get."

Despite the attention he's getting across the Atlantic Coast, he has a particular affection for the hometown. I asked him about how he felt after he got the offer from Maryland.

"I'm really excited. I always wanted to go to Maryland," he said. "That's the only school that I've been to visit. Definitely number one on my list. It's my hometown. I went on a visit there and they showed me around and I really liked it and the coaching staff. It was a good home feeling."

He is not only sold on the program, but the academic help as well. Simms said he probably plans to major in sports medicine. He was really impressed by the academic support the program offers to its athletes.

Marcus is a transfer student from local powerhouse DeMatha. As only a sophomore on varsity, Marcus posted the fastest 30-yard dash.

He is looking to have a breakout senior year with eyes on All-MoCo player of the year. Last year, he caught passes in six of the seven games that he played and totaled 1,100 all-purpose yards.

"If I play all ten games, it could get out of hand," he said.

Simms is rated a three-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite. He ranks as the No. 94 wide receiver in the class of 2016 and the No. 17 player in the state of Maryland.