Simpkins is a very good athlete, but he is also a ball player. Over the past year he has transitioned from supreme run and jump guy to a guy who handles the ball in the half court and plays with great pace.

Simpkins is a tough kid, he is competitive and plays to win on every possession. After watching him at the prestigious Virginia Top 80 Phenom Hoops Analyst Jamie Shaw wrote,'Simpkins transferred into Bishop Sullivan with a lot of fanfare. With all the hype he may not have quite lived up the expectations, until the end of the year. The end of the season, Simpkins showed what everyone had expected. A supremely athletic wing, Simpkins developed consistency. When he brings energy game in and game out he is a difference make and a regional D1 prospect. In this event, he played highly motivated. The mix tapes will show him playing above the rim, a quick first step and ferocious downhill attack. But what separates him from the group is his ability to strap up on defense. Long and quick, Simpkins can play on the ball or defend the wing. The consistency light looks like it has come on, if it remains expect his offer list to grow greatly over the summer. High Point is his early, lone offer.'

When he is locked in, Simpkins has the athleticism and anticipation to be a lock down perimeter defender. After watching him at the Phenom Summer Havoc Phenom Hoops Analyst Jamie Shaw wrote,''Simpkins came onto the local scene this past year with Bishop Sullivan High School. When he is locked in, the supremely athletic Simpkins is a lock down perimeter defender and full of surprise in the transition game.'Simpkins carries an offer from High Point University.'

As mentioned above, Simpkins has an offer from High Point. He is playing his senior year with a chip on his shoulder, as he is being overlooked and deserves more offers.