Breaking down Jordan Simmons

The Encino (Calif.) Crespi offensive lineman is a welcome addition for USC

Updated: October 31, 2011, 11:53 AM ET
By Kyle Williams | We Are SC
Having helped coach the offensive line this summer at the USC Nike Camp, I was able to see and work with Jordan Simmons one-on-one. At the end of the day, the coaches were given a scorecard where we were to rank our top five linemen of the camp. At the top of mine, like many of the other coaches, was Simmons.

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Garry Paskwietz/WeAreSC.comNew USC commit Jordan Simmons combines the quick feet of a tackle with the size and brute strength of a guard.
Simmons has the bulk and technique to play guard at the next level. At 6-foot-4 and 325 pounds, Simmons is bigger than most current offensive linemen in the Pac-12. He is playing tackle for his high school team, but he'll be moved down to guard at the next level. He's been dealing with smaller, speedier defensive ends and has been forced to develop quick feet because of that.

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