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Delvon Simmons shocks schools with UNC commitment

Posted on: February 2, 2011 12:29 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2011 12:31 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

Delvon Simmons , the No. 8 defensive tackle in the nation according to , took official visits to Oregon , Rutgers , Texas Tech , and was in Los Angeles visiting USC over the weekend.  As one of the top recruits in the state of Pennsylvania, Pittsbugh also entered National Signing Day figuring they had a shot to land Simmons.

So it came as a pleasant surprise to North Carolina when Simmons signed his letter of intent to join the Tar Heels in 2011.  With Phillip Dukes committing to South Carolina, Simmons is able to give head coach Butch Davis a big-time signee on the defensive line.  Simmons will be one of the first recruits under the tenure of defensive line coach Brian Baker , formerly with the Carolina Panthers .  Baker fills the position formerly held by John Blake , who resigned from the program due to allegations associated with the ongoing NCAA investigation in Chapel Hill. 
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