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2005 '05 PA RB/DB Mikell Simpson (Virginia signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wdg01, May 14, 2004.

  1. wdg01

    wdg01 Rookie

    Some poster over on bucknuts said we are about to offer Mikell Simpson, a RB from PA...anyone know anything about him?
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Mikell Simpson
    Harrisburg (PA)
    Running back / Cornerback

    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 190 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.4 seconds
    Bench max: 280 pounds
    Bench reps: 14
    Squat max: 450 pounds
    Vertical leap: 34 inches
    GPA: 2.8

    In the Rivals updates on Simpson Ohio State is not mentioned as a school he's interested in but his video is very, very impressive. He has good size at 6'2" and 190 and breaks a good number of tackles and runs hard. The 4.4 speed looks legit. So many of the backs we're in on are really quick but don't show a lot in the way of breaking tackles. Simpson did and it looks like he has the frame to put on a little weight in college. I guess we will find out if gene23 is right soon enough. Keep in mind he's a scUM fan.
  3. wdg01

    wdg01 Rookie

    How would you rate his video compared to Wells and Ringer

    and i guess i wont get to excited till i see an offer actually has been given
  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Wells is faster, Ringer is shiftier but Simpson is more powerful. Wells' combination of speed and vision is awfully impressive but I didn't see him break many tackles in his film, partly because he didn't have to break any. Ringer has moves on moves and runs hard. Simpson is fast but Wells is just on another level. To me there is nothing better than watching a back who doesn't shy away from contact and fights for extra yards. Simpson looked to have that mentality. I guess I'm also partial to bigger backs and he's thicker than Wells and Ringer. I'd take any combination of the three and feel good about the running back situation, especially with Haw, Pittman and Kennedy on board.
  5. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator


    another versatile athlete- plays RB (great runner and receiver out of the backfield), DB, returns P's and K's and is the Punter- On offense, Simpson averaged apprx. 10 yards a carry last year from the running back position. He also caught 23 balls for over 500 yards, scoring a total of 23 touchdowns on the year. On defense, Mikell had 57 tackles and 5 interceptions.

    I just watched the video and he seems to have good speed to the outside and bursting up through middle. He is big and strong with an upright running style. He showed his ability to break tackles when necessary. You did not see alot of shiftiness or patiently reading blocks, he primarily took the ball and used his speed or speed/strength to accomplish what he wanted. I particularly like his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield- you don't see that very much in RB clips.

    He is in Lemming's top 100 as a DB
  6. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    measurements at PSU Nike yesterday- 6-2, 200 lbs., 4.38 in the 40, 4.0 sec. shuttle, 30.8 inch vertical
  7. wdg01

    wdg01 Rookie

    A guy posted some links to his video on bucknuts...pretty impressive

    Looks more like a WR to me
    Last edited: May 18, 2004
  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  9. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    there is an interview with Simpson on the scUM Insiders site and he does not list tOSU as having offered yet- but he does list 8 schools who have

    he has no favorites yet
  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Insiders Premium

    Simpson confirms that he has received a verbal offer from tOSU

    Mikell says he is not ready to name a favorite
  11. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Rivals premium

    Mikell is wide open. This is what he said about tOSU

  12. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Mikell's videos are very impressive, in that he is a fluid runner, with an "extra gear" giving him true top-end football speed; he is also a very good receiver, and could be a threat at WR as well; the only problem is that he runs a bit upright, and doesn't have the forward lean that you'd like to see in a "big" back. All in all, he reminds me the most of former Buckeye Robert Smith (he even looks a bit like Robert). A good one!
  13. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

  14. Lemming strikes again.....serious, just ignore his updates. They have no quotes and are probably done many months before.
  15. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Just throwing it out there, 'believer. Notice I referred to him as "The Lemming"

    That info on Simpson is consistent with what the PA Insiders are saying though.

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