"Today was a great day," Sims says. "I got to meet with the coaches and see a little more. I had previously been to a junior day and it wasn't that in-depth. This time I learned a lot. I got to see what life as a student-athlete is like. I liked meeting the strength and conditioning coach (Ryan Russell) and the equipment manager (Dana Marquez) and all the coaches. I had a lot of fun today."
Rated a three-star prospect and the number 16 guard in the country by Scout.com, Sims had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and offensive line coach J.B. Grimes. Sitting down with each of them as well as Gus Malzahn, Sims says he likes the staff and what they stand for.
"They are definitely different," Sims says. "You can tell they care more about the person than just the football aspect of it, which is important. They are really straight-forward with you and honest, and I like that.
"I just like the atmosphere," he adds of Auburn. "It's just not strictly football. They will mold you into a better man afterwards. It's not just all football. I like that about them."
With offers from across the country including Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Nebraska, Oregon, and UCLA, Sims says at the moment he's focused on colleges closer to home with the in-state schools in the lead for him at the moment.
Sims plans to camp at Alabama this coming weekend and will make a return visit to Auburn in early July to meet with more of the coaching staff. He says he hopes to have a decision made sometime before his senior season, but doesn't have a set date to make his choice.