Three-star wide receiver Marcus Simms is officially a West Virginia Mountaineer. The 6'1", 180-pound wideout from Maryland enrolled at West Virginia University in January, and signed his National Letter of Intent this morning.
Simms runs a 4.40 40-yard dash, and has the athleticism and hands to make him an elite athlete for the Mountaineers. In his senior season at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, MD, Simms was named a first team Maryland Big School All-State player, alongside future Mountaineer teammate Steven Smothers. Simms suffered a broken collarbone after leading Sherwood in the Maryland State Playoffs, where he racked up 181 yards and 3 touchdowns on 8 catches in the first round.
Given Dana Holgorsen's use of wide receivers in his offense, Simms could see some playing time as a true Freshman. Simms will most likely follow a Gary Jennings type of season, where he plays sporadically throughout the season but shows enough to have the Mountaineer faithful excited for his future.