One of the top JUCO centers in the country committed to Kansas State over the weekend and he caught…
Simon will re-sign with Colorado
"I really didn't play football until my senior year," Simon told JCFootball.com. "Because of that I really didn't get motivated to get it done in school until it was too late because I was just too far behind.
"I really hadn't planned on doing anything after school except getting a job, but then when it turned out I was pretty good at playing football it sorta motivated me. Now I really take school seriously, but it was too late to recover then."
Last season, Simon redshirted with the Blue Dragons because, while waiting for the NCAA to decide on his academic status he ended up missing the start of fall camp.
"It was frustrating, but it's actually going to turn out really good for me," Simon said. "I'll be able to play this fall and then I will have three years to play three with Colorado once I get there."
Speaking of the Buffaloes, it appeared they were going to have to work really hard to keep Simon in the fold, but it turns out that Simon is happy with his original decision and won't be looking at other schools.
"Oregon, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State and Arizona State all have called me and were like 'we want to offer you'," Simon said. "I was really flattered and said 'thanks, but I'm committed to Colorado'.
"I really liked it there and I love the staff. The only way I can see myself not ending up there is if something happens to the staff and they aren't there anymore."
Currently, Simon is focused almost solely on offseason conditioning as well as his courswork and he's getting it done in both venues.
"Right now I have a 345-pound bench and I'm getting a lot stronger," Simon said. "I had never really worked out much before I got here, so I feel like I have nowhere to go but up.
"As far as school, I have to take a lot of classes so I can sign in December. I got here late, so I got a late start on classes and stuff, but I'm doing as much as I can. My grades are good, but if I don't get all the classes I need to by December, then I will definitely be done in May."
Shaun Simon Scout Profile
JCFootball.com Recommended Stories
Rivalry Week on Scout
Build yourself a sky-high left-over turkey sandwich, cover it in a creamy sauce of hate, and get ready to scream!Read More
Scout College Football Top 30- Week Thirteen
The top 30 teams in college football after Week Thirteen...Read More
Outdoorsman's Gift Guide: Christmas 2014
Finding just the right present for that special someone can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a wide variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor gifts that you—or Santa—can deliver this Christmas.Read More
Week 13: Player Downgrades
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler …Read More
The First Thanksgiving: 10 Myths and Facts
The story of the first Thanksgiving is filled with folklore and legend. But what’s the real story? Here are 10 commonly believed myths about the First Thanksgiving debunked.Read More