November 27, 2006

T.J. Simpson to examine all options

T.J. Simpson, the state's 100, 200 and 400 meter 5A sprint champion at Peoria High, who committed to Arizona State as a wide receiver in June, spoke with about his recruitment now that Dirk Koetter has been fired from the program.

"I talked to coach Stretz," Simpson said, when asked about how he heard of the decision. "He just said that they were being let go and that was really all the information that he could give me at the time.

"I'm a little upset by it because I really liked coach Koetter and wanted to play for him. I think [Arizona State] kind of put themselves in a bit of a hole right now because I know a lot of the other guys who were committed probably wanted to play for him too."

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