Jordan Sims Discusses Auburn Offer

Homewood offensive lineman Jordan Sims talks about getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers Saturday on his Junior Day visit.

Homewood, Ala.—One of the fastest-rising prospects on recruiting boards across the South has been Homewood offensive lineman Jordan Sims. Receiving offers from Alabama, Duke, Florida State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Vanderbilt and several others early in the process, the 6-4, 340 Sims added another on Saturday when the Auburn Tigers offered while he visited for a Junior Day on the Plains.

"It was very exciting and a great experience," Sims says. "I think all of the coaches there are nice. I just like the facilities. I don't really have a favorite two or three right now and I'm just enjoying the process, but it was a very fun experience for me."

Spending a great deal of time with Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes while on his visit, Sims says that the new position coach for the Tigers is someone that definitely makes an impression on you when you sit down with him.

"He's a really great guy," Sims says. "He's very genuine. He'll be straight up with you and I like that about a coach. He's tough with you, but at the same time you can be his friend and he can be a father figure to you. I think that's a great quality with him."

Growing up an Alabama fan, Sims says that while many think it's a slam dunk that he'll wind up in Tuscaloosa, he's planning on just taking his time and will try not to allow that to influence his decision.

"I'm going to try not to let it impact things, and it really doesn't right now," Sims says. "I'm an Alabama fan, but if I'm not comfortable there then I'm not comfortable. I'm not going to let that effect where I'll play football."

Planning to take visits to Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Duke in the coming months, Sims says that he's just planning on learning as much as he can about each of the schools so he can begin to narrow things down and make the best decision.

"I'm just going to take my visits and enjoy it," Sims says. "I'm going to take it slow. I don't plan to commit anytime soon. I'm just going to take it slow and see where it leads me. If I find somewhere I'm comfortable then I'll commit, but I'm just thinking about things.

"These past couple of weeks has been crazy," Sims adds. "It's a blessing though. I didn't expect it to be like this. I thought it was going to take a long time for all these offers to come in. I'm just thankful to have my family supporting me and my friends. It has just been a wonderful process. Hopefully there is more to come."


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