Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins’ recruiting appears to be picking up.
He tweeted Tuesday that he will accept an invitation to attend Oklahoma’s season opener on Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Simpkins also indicated in the tweet that the trip will serve as one of his official visits.
Last season, he rushed for 1,399 yards and 14 touchdowns while battling various injuries. As a sophomore, he broke out with more than 2,000 yards and 29 TDs while leading Clinton to the Class 4A title.
Simpkins currently has scholarship offers from South Dakota and Tulsa.
WESTMOORE TO USE RUNNING BACK BY COMMITTEE
After featuring mostly a one-running back offense last season, Westmoore will transition to using a multitude of players at the position in 2014.
Coach Adam Gaylor expects to have Terrel Skinner and Mike Hotchkins take over most of the carries, and says standout receivers Stephan Robinson and DeShawn Lookout will also appear in the backfield.
“We’re going to do it by committee,” Gaylor said. “We’ve got a bunch of good backs. We don’t just have one guy, and I think that’s what works today. I don’t think you can have just one guy anymore.”