Turner's Take: Secondary Education
Players like Dominique Green, Desmond Lawrence, Brian Walker and Malik Simmons proved their value with impressive play in 2013, but that doesn’t mean the secondary's...Wednesday March 26, 2014UNC veteran DBs in and out of spring mix
Several Tar Heel defensive backs have taken advantage of extra repetitions in the first and second rotations, while others have been shelved with various injuries...Friday April 12, 2013Forward Ben Simmons moves to U.S. from Australia; No. 1 in 2015?
Of course, the subtext to the move is the question of where Simmons falls in the class of 2015 rankings. Former No. 1 prospect Karl...Thursday January 3, 2013Fedora Talks Freshmen
Taking a guess at which true freshmen will lace up their cleats during the regular season has become an annual event for fan bases across...Friday August 24, 2012Tre Boston may be UNC's best recruiter
Before classes Wednesday morning, North Carolina safety Tre Boston texted Lehigh’s Malik Simmons and Cape Coral’s Tyreece Jiles with the following words: “Congratulations on being...Thursday February 2, 2012UNC commit Malik Simmons cancels Georgia Tech visit
UNC commit Malik Simmons, who was expected to visit Georgia Tech this weekend, did not end up making the trip. Apparently it was supposed to...Saturday January 28, 2012UNC CB commit Malik Simmons to visit Georgia Tech
Last night word came out that Georgia Tech had a pretty highly-ranked surprise visitor for this weekend. Here it is, UNC Commitment Malik Simmons. Committed...Friday January 27, 2012ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, Nov. 15
Linebacker Joseph Jackson of Jacksonville was committed to West Virginia, but he had a change of heart and committed to North Carolina on Nov. 7...Tuesday November 15, 2011UNC, N.C. State build on defense
N.C. State and North Carolina have experienced inconsistent secondary play this season, and that's accelerated their focus on bolstering those positions in recruiting. Both programs...Tuesday November 1, 2011Florida CB Malik Simmons commits to UNC
Three-star athlete / defensive back Malik Simmons (Lehigh Acres, Fla./Lehigh) is set to play for North Carolina, according to multiple sources. He selected the Tar...Tuesday November 1, 2011ACC Recruiting Links, Oct. 25
With safety Tre Boston, North Carolina already has one defender from Southwest Florida manning its secondary, but with the commitment of defensive back Tyreece Jiles...Tuesday October 25, 2011DB Malik Simmons on UNC visit: "I loved it"
Lehigh defensive back Malik Simmons took his first official to North Carolina. "I loved it," said Simmons. "It offers everything I want in athletics and...Tuesday October 18, 2011