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National signing day: USC gets defensive back Lamont Simmons

USC announced Wednesday that it has received a national letter of intent from Lamont Simmons, a defensive back from Raines High in Jacksonville, Fla.

Simmons, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, joins a Trojans team that also includes tailback Javorius Allen, receiver Nelson Agholor, defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Quinton Powell, who are also from Florida.

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USC Coach Steve Sarkisian compared Johnson to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

"The length that Lamont has for a corner is very similar to what the Seahawks have found in Richard Sherman," Sarkisian said on USC's website.

"It is a huge get for us to go into Florida and grab him."

USC assistant Tee Martin said on the website that Simmons "has that speed you want to have in a corner."

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