Included in that weekend was an email from Stanford, a school that Simmons had long been interested in.
"Brandon got an email from Stanford (recruiting coordinator) Mike Sanford asking Brandon to give them a call," said Kashann Simmons, Brandon's father. "He called them and Stanford offered him."
With over 25 offers from around the country, the offer from the Cardinal was one that Simmons had long coveted.
"He's always been really interested in Stanford and he'd been talking with them for a while," said Kashann Simmons. "He's done everything he needs to do in school to have the academics to go to a school like Stanford, and the academics are really important to our family."
After Stanford looked over his first quarter grades, they extended him an offer, joining an impressive list.
"He's got a lot of offers, but Stanford was one that he had wanted to get," said his father. "We're planning to go up there after spring practice to check them out, but he's very highly interested in Stanford."
Simmons, ranked as a top five safety nationally in the 2014 class, has already been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2014. The Cardinal join a host of offers that include Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Boise State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Louisiana, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, SMU, Temple, Texas Tech, UCLA, Virginia and West Virginia.