Bright, Slocum highlight deep talent pool

Originally Published: June 19, 2004
By Tom Lemming | ESPN Insider
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It is a very good year for football talent in the state of Pennsylvania. Eastern Pennsylvania is loaded and central Pa. has some very talented prospects of its own.

The central Pennsylvania group is led by two-way back Mikell Simpson. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound blazer has a good burst, instincts and cutting ability. He's made a name for himself on the offense inside of the ball; however, most scouts believe that Simpson also has All-American ability at cornerback. He is the most dangerous offensive weapon in central Pennsylvania. Last season Simpson totaled 862 yards rushing, 520 yards receiving and also returned two kickoffs and three punts back for scores. His top schools right now are Miami, FSU, Texas, LSU and USC.