Surprise! (Not really): Former Claremont QB Matt Simko now at Colony … and Cleared by CIF ….

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.

  • Jim

    They should let Bechtel play with his “recruiting” buddies in the Baseline. I am sure that he, Salter and Martinez have a lot in common…

  • Where is Clay???

    My question is……….. How did you break this BEFORE the daily bulletin Prep Sports Blogger Clay Fowler? Oh I know, HE IS TERRIBLE at his “job”!!!

  • Aram is a Joke

    Aram you are a joke, your postings do nothing but get adults to bad mouth kids,I was reading a blog and all they were doing was bad mouthin kids on the postings, how dare you allow that on these blogs, THESE ARE KIDS BRO… if you where any bit of a reporter you would know that you should get your facts straight before you report. If you do this full time, i don’t know why they would pay you any money to report news you know nothing about. You post blogs about pomona transfers, south hill transfers, charter oak transfers, and so on..how about posting positive things about kids, and programs…You post about nothing you truly know about…..YOU SHOULD GO TO JOURNALISM SCHOOL, I hope you didn’t get you degree from the University of TMZ….

  • D-Mo

    Wow Aram. Some folks are a little pissy with ya Bro. Tell em to go pound sand. The blog is a great source of info and updates, and a lot of interesting comments from all over. Who cares if some of it is speculation and rumor. That’s what makes the world go around – haha. Keep it coming.

  • In all Seriousness…

    Why is the SGV Tribune so much better at Prep Coverage than thier sister paper the Daily Bulletin? Fowler does things like post that there is a Claremont Passing Tourney, but no follow up. There are many better sources for information in the area, even out of the area, like the Tribune and Press Enterprise. Berka with the Sun is a little better, but still not great at coverage and info.

  • AP

    I asked Fowler the very same thing and his response to me was that “The paper wanted him to focus on print and less on the blog”. With that being said, THERE IS NO COVERAGE IN THE PAPER EITHER…

  • Aaron

    Honestly, this hurts Claremont a lot. Kessler and last year’s senior class helped revive a program that had been struggling. For all the criticism of Kessler there was…he was still a great QB for the Wolfpack. I have no idea where this leaves

  • bigfatfan

    Behind every transfering KID, there is at least one ADULT (parent?) that is agreeing with the KID’s desire to transfer. so I say, lets bash the kids and the parents on this blog. these transfers are ridiculous. I’d love to hear the reasons that this kid/parents gave for him to transfer claremont to Colony “i didnt like the math teachers”.

  • not a big deal

    Just saying: have you seen the kid? They got it right (pocket passer) he has legs like a lineman can not run at all….

  • QB1

    Are you kidding me CIF. This is the most athletically motivated transfer of the year. The kids private coach becomes the head coach at colony and the kid transfers plus claremont goes nuts on it. CIF is losing all credibility on these transfers. They need to re-load on how they are dealing with these or come up with some better guidelines because they are looking like fools.

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