Chris Simms once picked Tennessee, then turned down the Vols for Texas. Now his younger brother is making sure a quarterback named Simms makes it to Rocky Top.

Tennessee announced Wednesday that Matt Simms has signed with to play for the Volunteers in 2010.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Simms, who left Louisville after the 2008 season, played at El Camino Community College in California this season, completing 159 of 269 for 2,204 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Tennessee also signed Simms' El Camino teammate, Kenbrell Thompkins, a wide receiver with 69 receptions for 1,020 yards and nine touchdowns.

Simms told The Knoxville News Sentinel he liked Tennessee's tradition and academics and that his father, former NFL quarterback Phil Simms, is very fond of Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin and Kiffin's father, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.