Sims Impressed By Auburn After Latest Visit

Homewood offensive line prospect Jordan Sims talks about his trip to Auburn, what he likes about the Tigers, his top group and more.

Homewood, Ala.—One of the top offensive line prospects in the state heading into his senior season, big Jordan Sims from Homewood made a return trip to Auburn on Wednesday to spend time with the coaching staff and get a feel for life on the Plains. He says he enjoyed everything about the experience and is looking forward to his return trip sometime in July.

"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.

"They are right up there at the top," Sims says of the Tigers. "Everything is still up in the air. I'm still wide open. It's Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss maybe. That's it's for right now."

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.


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