Simpson had to sit out 2011 as a transfer from Western Michigan. He appeared in 38 games as a junior with the Eagles in 2012 and hit .275 with one home run and 21 RBI. Simpson had a monster game against Michigan State on Aprill 11th going 2-5 with four RBI and a run scored.
Prior to EMU: Simpson was a four-time All-Conference selection at Dowagiac High School of the Wolverine Conference. He was a 30th round selection of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.