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Updated April 16, 2008...
David Sims from Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, South Carolina is a QB/DB that stands at 5-11 205 pounds. He and team mate WR/DB Alshon Jeffrey are being recruiting by a number of big time, college football programs. So far, he has offers from South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Colorado, but one team is on top.
“Georgia Tech is recruiting me as a quarterback,” Sims said. “Tennessee said that they would let me play what I wanted to play and everyone else is recruiting me as a defensive back. Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and South Carolina are recruiting me the hardest. I have a number one school and that is Georgia Tech. I have a comfort level with Georgia Tech because I felt comfortable the whole time I was there. Georgia Tech was my favorite visit.”
While a number of the same schools are also recruiting his team mate Alshon Jeffrey, Sims thinks it would great to go to the same school together. However, he also thinks that they need to do what’s best for each other.
“If it so happens that we go to the same school that would be great, but we need to go to the best places for us to play,” he said.
Growing up, Sims was a fan of another ACC school rather than his current favorite Georgia Tech.
“Florida State was my favorite school growing up,” said Sims. “I used to love Peter Warrick and Warrick Dunn and all of those guys.”
So far, Sims has taken five visits and wants to go out west for an official visit next season. He’s not really sure what other official visits that he will take, but he wants to make sure he visits a lot of schools so that he can make the best decision.
“I’ve been to South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Kentucky, and I am going to Alabama’s spring game,” he said. “I might visit Kentucky soon, but I’m not sure. I am really going to try to take an official visit to Colorado, but I’m not sure who else. I really want to visit Colorado because I’ve heard the atmosphere is wonderful.”
Sims feels that his best qualities on the field are his football IQ and the fact that he has a coach’s mind when he’s out there. He wants to work on his speed (4.5 40 time) and strength before he goes to college. Sims claims that last season he threw for 1,500 yards and eighteen touchdowns, to go along with 850 yards rushing and thirteen rushing touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 35 tackles, 5 interceptions, and two touchdowns. His performance last season earned him Region Player of the Year and All-Area honors.
With most of his visits behind him, Sims looks forward to focusing on next season and also figuring out what schools he will take official visits to. He doesn’t plan on making a decision anytime soon and when he does, he wants to make sure it’s the right one.
“I’m not sure when I will decide yet,” said Sims. “Whenever I make my decision, I still want to take my visits and make sure that it was the best decision. “I want to play early and I also want to find a school with good academics. I also want to see how well the coaches adapt to the players.”
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