The 5-foot-8, 125-pound junior raced to All-America honors by placing second at Nike Cross Nationals in a time of 14:51.7 this past season. Simmons broke course records in each of his last six races and won the Class 6A individual state championship while leading the Cavemen to the team title.
Simmons has maintained a 3.98 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
He has volunteered locally through church service projects benefiting the elderly and the homeless and is also an accomplished actor and singer.