Posted: 6:47 pm Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Royal Palm Beach DB De’Andre Simmons commits to Western Kentucky 

By Jeff Greer

For most of January, De’Andre Simmons didn’t hear from college recruiters.

A coaching change and some other falling dominoes helped Simmons make his way into an FBS school’s sights. On Sunday, Simmons (5-11, 185, No. 37 on the Big Board) verbally committed to Western Kentucky.

Simmons told the Post last week only Western Kentucky seemed interested in him as national signing day, which is Wednesday, fast approached. Middle Tennessee State was also involved with Simmons in recent months.

WKU hired Bobby Petrino as its head coach to replace Willie Taggart, who left for the USF job after the season.