• Florida State
  • Florida State Seminoles
    Hard Commit - 7/11/2022

Lucas Simmons

  • Pos OT
  • Height 6-8
  • Weight 300

Prospect Info

  • High School Clearwater Academy International
  • City Clearwater, FL
  • Class 2023

Player Rating

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95

247Sports Composite®

0.9498

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Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/20/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Bernhard Raimann Indianapolis Colts

What you look for in a young left tackle prospect given size, reach and ability to bend. Grew up in Sweden playing handball and a variety of other sports before his hulking frame led him to the game of American football. Spent his junior season at Clearwater Academy International getting a crash course in both pass blocking and run blocking. Got better each week, but still far from a complete product. Can simply overwhelm defenders with his 82-inch wingspan and take them right out of the play. Longer legs, on the other hand, allow him to eat up a ton of space as he moves left or right, depending on the blocking scheme. Understands how to establish a firm base and set up for hand-to-hand combat, but must get better at engaging pass rushers on his own time frame instead of simply catching. Will also probably need to eventually figure out how to play with a lower pad level as that will help him getting a little more nasty at the point of attack. By far one of the more unique offensive line prospects in the class of 2023 given measurements (believed to be hovering right around 6-foot-7, 300 pounds) and upbringing. Should be viewed as a potential multi-year starter for a Top 25 program. However, will need some time to incubate at the school choice and probably shouldn’t be rushed into action as that could kill confidence and hamper development. Sheer mass could have NFL circles buzzing one day.

Athletic Background

Originally from Sweden. As a youngster played handball, floorball, soccer and basketball.

2021: Moved to the United States and enrolled at Clearwater Academy International summer before junior season. Ended up starting at left tackle for a Knights team that went 10-2 and played for a Sunshine State Independent Association (SSIA) title.

-- Andrew Ivins

Connections

  • Able Simmons Father

    Played OL at Oklahoma in the mid 1990s.

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