Defensive back Isaiah Simmons of Olathe, Kan., will make two more official visits this week and then work on a decision next week.
He has been to Illinois, Nebraska and Missouri. Wednesday he heads off to Michigan and this weekend he will be at Clemson. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables made an in home visit Monday night and that left them in a position of influence before Simmons comes to campus.
"I know that he really thinks Coach Venables is a cool guy," said Olathe North head coach Chris McCartney. "They fact they played for the national championship and they had some guys seek the NFL are the big things. I don't think he knows a lot about Clemson. We're here in the middle of Kansas and don't hear a lot about Clemson. He's going to go in there with open eyes and ears and see what it's all about."
The Tigers need help at safety and Simmons would fit the bill. His coach said he's an excellent athlete who does things effortlessly on the field. Simmons' brother played at Kansas so he has been exposed to the life of a Division-I athlete.
McCartney said he and Simmons have not nailed down an exact day and time for his decision next week.