Defensive back Lawrence Austin #20 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrates his interception with defensive back Lamont Simmons #6 in the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Georgia Tech defeated Virginia Tech 30-20. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

Where Jacksonville’s Yellow Jackets like to eat

One of Simmons’ favorite spots is Tunis Seafood, Wings & Subs, which has three locations in Jacksonville. Simmons particularly likes the wings. He also favors The Red Truck, which, as you might gather, is a food truck (that is red).

“They offer wings, fried shrimp and just different things like that, and it’s affordable prices,” Simmons said.

The Red Truck often parked near Raines High School, Simmons’ alma mater. Judging by its Facebookpage, the Red Truck can often be found at the corner of Prospect Street and Lem Turner Road north of downtown.

A favorite restaurant of another Jacksonville Jacket, cornerback Step Durham, is Wasabi, a Japanese steakhouse which is located in the St. John’s Town Center mall southeast of downtown. He also put in a plug for Joe’s Crab Shack, which has a location near the beach.

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Tech A-backs coach Lamar Owens, who recruits Jacksonville, usually sticks with Chick-fil-A and Chipotle while in the area, but did also recommend Four Rivers Smokehouse, which has two locations south of downtown.

“I think it’s like a Texas-style barbecue place,” he said. “They give you the tray with the paper on it. It’s really good.”

For good measure, Durham’s high school coach Kevin Sullivan plugs Mojo, which has multiple locations in the Jacksonville area.

Simmons, though, has designs on a visit to his godmother’s after the bowl game.

“Great fried chicken and macaroni and cheese,” he said.

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