Former Claremont QB Matt Simko, who was slated to be the Wolfpack’s starter this season before abruptly leaving in mid-July, is now at Colony and has been cleared by CIF to play this season because of a “valid change of address.”
Simko went through nearly all of the offseason workouts with Claremont, but left the team a few days before the Claremont Tournament in the mid-July. Speculation immediately started as to where he would end up with Colony ending up the spot.
Simko, a 6-foot-3 pocket passer with a strong arm, is part of Colony head coach Matt Bechtel’s Field Generals quarterbacks program.
Aram’s take: CIF Director of Information Thom Simmons, who is Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod’s right-hand man, will be on Tuesday’s episode of PrepXtra Live at 7 p.m. … Moving on … Simko’s departure obviously left Claremont in a lurch. They were planning on him being their man this year and spent the entire offseason grooming him. Then he leaves right before the dead period. What won’t sit well with some people is that Simko wound up in his quarterback coach Matt Bechtel’s high school program. Undue influence? Who knows, but certainly people will argue that.