It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming Syracuse Orange football season. We’re going through the roster to take a look at each Syracuse player as we get ready for a critical season for the Orange.
Up next is….
Name: Jason Simmons, Jr
Position: Defensive back
Weight: 203 lbs.
Hometown: Lancaster, TX
High School/Previous College: Lancaster/ New Mexico State
2022 stats: Simmons had 38 tackles and an interception over twelve games. He made five starts at safety in the 3-3-5.
2023 projections: With all of the new faces in the Syracuse secondary, Simmons will be one of the veterans the Orange will count on this season. He’s shown the ability to be a stabilizing presence and he’ll need to continue that in 2023.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars from 24/7 and two from Rivals.
Money quote: The Syracuse coaches were clear that they felt Simmons could bring a different dimension to the Orange secondary.
“They really liked my physicality,” Simmons said. “They didn’t say I was going to start but they said I’d have a good opportunity. Just come in, compete and help the team win. I just want to come in and work hard and help the team as much as possible.”
Instagram/Twitter posts of wonder: Highlight reel time
Interesting nugget o’interest: His father was a fifth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Let’s get a look at ya: A little spring practice interview