Profile: Marcus comes into the season anchoring one of the area's biggest defensive lines. The 6-3, 270-pound force is one of only a handful of seniors on the junior-dominated team. The defensive end, who will also line up at some fullback this season, bench presses 440 pounds and will look to maximize his ability by leading the Hornets back to the Class AAAA, Division II title contest.
Vitals: 6-3, 270; Bench: 440
Carey Johnson on Simpkins: " His strength is probably his strength. But his speed isn't that bad either. He's come in and shown a little leadership and he has the potential of becoming a really good player."
Marcus Simpkins on Simpkins: "I'm just looking forward to getting on the same page with the rest of the team. We have a good shot this year, but we're not clicking on all cylinders right now. We're definitely better than last season, and once we connect, we'll be good."