Gardner says, "Simmons has experience playing all five positions and has the ballhandling to prove it. At 6’10” and 225 (and counting) pounds, he’ll be a matchup problem for almost every opponent in the SEC."
Only Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere is ranked ahead of Simmons.
Simmons averaged 28 points and 11.9 rebounds as a senior for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida.
The nation's No. 1 recruit registered 24 double-doubles on the season all while maintaining a 3.48 in the classroom.
Simmons was named the Naismith Trophy Boy's High School Player of the Year, the Morgan Wootten Award as the top McDonald's All-American in the country and the 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year.