It’s too early for formal prospect rankings from the Class of 2018, but when they do odds are Darrell Simpson will be near the top.
The Justin Northwest sophomore already stands 6-foot-7, 330 pounds … before dinner. He holds scholarship offers from most of the Big XII, in addition to other power programs, and he’s still growing and improving.
In fact, Simpson’s massive size made him the perfect subject for a recent Bleacher Report video where Simpson and Bleacher Report writer Michael Felder attempted the Plucker’s Wings Fire in the Hole Challenge.
The Fire in the Hole Challenge is a straightforward and blazing one: Eat as many Fire in the Hole wings as possible in a 5:00 span. For the uninitiated, Fire in the Hole wings are covered with habanero peppers and a flaming sauce that renders them 100 times hotter than a jalapeno. Yes, they really will burn your insides.
In the end, Simpson consumed 13 Fire in the Hole wings in five minutes. Felder actually topped him by a wing, scrapping out a pyrrhic victory that surely visited him again hours later. As for Simpson, we’re betting he washed down his wings with ice cream and a number of other goodies later. After all, it’s hard to keep up a 330-pound frame without those bonus eats.