Personal: SuperPrep All-America EA Sports First-Team All-America Ranked the No. 8 player in North Carolina and the No. 22 wide receiver in the country by SuperPrep Named MVP of the 4-AA state championship game after leading Independence (15-0) to a 38-19 win over New Bern Had eight receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns (11 and 80 yards) in Independence's 92nd-straight victory Did not lose a game in his high school career Named to the North Carolina Associated Press All-State team Named the Charlotte Observer Offensive Player of the Year Ranked the No. 4 player in North Carolina and No. 31 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com Considered the No. 9 player in North Carolina by The Charlotte Observer Member of North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team Caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the Shrine Bowl Had three catches for 42 yards in the Shrine Bowl Ranked first in the state of North Carolina with 93 receptions for 1,819 yards and 20 touchdowns, including 10 in the playoffs, as a senior Had three straight games with 10 or more catches Coached by Tommy Knotts Son of Vernice Simpson and Robert Nicks Born January 14, 1988.
The Good: A strong, physically built receiver with good body control and burst in and out of his routes. Is one of the draft's top route runners and displays the ability to consistently separate on all levels of the field. Has strong, powerful hands and does a great job plucking the ball away from defenders in traffic. Shows a really savvy working the middle of the field and is a bear to bring down after the catch. The Bad: Lacks a second gear to run away from defenders down the field. Isn't the kind of vertical threat NFL scouts crave and is forced to rely more on his build and route running ability than his pure deep speed.