Recruiting Spotlight: Chase Simmons the Palmetto State’s Hidden Gem

Chase Simmons: King of the Jungle
By Makenna Biehl
    Class of 2021 Chase Simmons is going into his senior high school season with insane energy. The 6’4” and 240-pound defensive end has been putting in all the work necessary to have a successful senior season at North Myrtle Beach High School. Simmons has been using his time during the coronavirus pandemic in the weight room and making sure he is eating right in order to get to the weight and strength he desires. “I had to step my game up in the weight room and eat eight to ten thousand calories a day in order to compete at the level I want to perform at in college. Being able to put on the muscle and weight that I did, and increase my speed all in the same process has given me the ability to perform at a higher level on the field,” said Simmons. 

    Coronavirus has made it difficult for Simmons to check out schools; however, he got the chance to take an unofficial visit to Wingate. Simmons said, “I loved the facility and the coaching staff. It was a great opportunity due to the fact that it was my first unofficial visit, so I definitely got a taste of how the whole visiting process works as far as future visits.” He has also expressed his significant interest in Clemson after attending camp last year and creating a liking for the program. 

    Simmons has most recently showcased his talent at the Carolina eXperience Prep Football Showcase. He has a motor to him that he most closely compares to JJ Watt. “He’s a great role model on and off the field, has a motor that no one wants to go against, and is ruthless when he steps on the field,” said Simmons. 

    His motor and power on the field have helped contribute to the nickname he has picked up, “King of the Jungle.” The name was given to him for his ability to turn people’s heads and shock them with his skill. Simmons explained, “The Lion is fearless and ready to take on anything that comes its way. That’s how I represent myself because I know I’m the king of my jungle, but more importantly, I know the real King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and that’s who I give the glory for my accomplishments daily.”


    • Keep up the good work Chase you going to do great things love you!

  • I’ve watched Case grow for 4 yrs. He is an incredible young man and is one of the hardest working I’ve seen. As my son’s best friend he’s always encouraging my son to work harder. Chase is a great team leader and excels in everything he does. Raised by a great mom and dad. They put God first. Their faith is their power. Not only is Chase a awesome football player he’s a State wrestler too. Any college who chooses Case , will have a young man to be recon with on the field and will always be his best. Chase and his family are so well loved and supported in football and wrestling. Chase is Superman that can move mountains. You’ve only seen his beginning. Wait till College. I can see him playing for the NFL. With his mindset he can accomplish anything. I’m so proud of you Chase and love you more than you know. I am and always will be your biggest fan. Christina and John, you are awesome parents. And have done a great job with Case. Thank you for loving and supporting Seth. I love your family more than words can say. Thank you for being in our lives.

    • I had the privilege to feed Chase when John and Christina stopped in my diner in Pigeon Forge. I fed him loaded fries with freshly chopped up pickles and tomatoes. It was nice to see how well mannered a young man can be. Very respectful and thankful for God. I was able to communicate with him and his parents about Jesus in my personal life. I hope he visits the diner anytime. Always welcomed.

  • Keep up the good work Chase your going to do great things love you!

  • Chase the most impressive thing I read is that you serve a King that you give all the glory too !! Honey that will take you to places that you are dreaming of . He has his hand on you and I cry happy tears because you are a strong Christian man and I could not be prouder . Even our loved ones in heaven are smiling down on you !! I love you with all my heart . Don’t ever worry MiMi watches everything and I cheer you on !!!


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