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Shane Simmons

SHANE SIMMONS      DL   6-3   230
Rivals ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   247 ★★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Miami (FL), Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Wisconsin

High School: A four-year letterwinner for head coach Elijah Brooks at DeMatha Catholic outside of Washington, D.C....Named team captain as a senior in 2015...Helped lead the Stags to an 11-1 mark and their third-straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) title in 2015...Selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 in Orlando...Voted captain of Team Armour at the All-America Game...Invited to play in the U.S. All-America Game...Named All-USA Defense second team by USA Today...Named U.S. Army National Player of the Year in 2013...Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year...Two-time Consensus All-State pick in Maryland in 2014 and 2015...Two-time first-team Washington Post All-Met honoree...First-team All-WCAC as a junior and senior in 2014 and 2015...Invited to Nike's "The Opening" in 2015...Had 82 tackles, 16 sacks, 23 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles as a senior...Played both ways for DeMatha, also lining up as a tight end...A consensus four-star recruit by all four major recruiting outlets – ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as the No. 14 prospect on the ESPN300 list for the 2016 class...Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Maryland by ESPN...Named as the No. 6 defensive end in the nation by Rivals...Ranked No. 75 in the Scout 100 list...Ranked as the No. 9 defensive end in the 2016 class by Scout...Rated the No. 41 prospect in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Maryland by 247Sports...Earned Dean's List honors in the first quarter of 2015…Honor Roll student…Joins former high school teammate Mark Allen and Brent Wilkerson as Nittany Lions from DeMatha Catholic.

Personal: Full name is Shane Mychal Simmons...Son of Walter and Jennifer Simmons...Hobbies include hanging out with friends and family in his spare time...Has aspirations of one day owning his own business...Born on June 26, 1997 in Laurel, Md.

"Shane had a phenomenal career at DeMatha. His impact on our program as student-athlete has been tremendous. His on-field accomplishments speak for themselves, but very few will understand how influential Shane was in resurrecting our program back into the national spotlight. I wish him nothing but the best at Penn State!"

2016 Signing Day Central



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