Sims Drawing Interest from Clemson?

Brandon Sims is a name you might not be too familar with on the recruiting scene, but the Spartanburg High School athlete has put together back-to-back outstanding years for the Vikings. had the opportunity to speak with Sims late Sunday evening about his top schools and his recruitment in general.

As a quarterback for Spartanburg High School, Brandon Sims completed 130-of-214 passes for 1796 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 125 times for 608 yards and 8 touchdowns this year and will quarterback South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl on December 22nd.

Here's the absolute latest on this standout athlete:

How did your senior season finish up at Spartanburg?
Sims: It went real well, we didn't win the state chamionship, like we had hoped for obviously, but it was good. I threw for over 2,200 yards and 20 touchdowns including the playoffs. I also rushed for over 700 and scored 10 touchdowns on the ground.

Have you gotten any scholarship offers?
Sims: Yeah, I've gotten a whole bunch from some Division I-AA schools, like S.C. State, Coastal Carolina, Liberty, and I've been getting a lot of letters from everyone else. Tennessee has been calling a good bit now.

Do you think an offer could be on the way from a Division I-A school?
Sims: Oh yes sir, I do.

Which schools are recruiting you the hardest right now?
Sims: All of those Division I-AA schools are and probably Tennessee.

What about Clemson or South Carolina, have you gotten any interest from either one of those schools?
Sims: I haven't heard a thing from South Carolina, but I've gotten some letters from Clemson, from Coach Bowden.

What would consider to be the most important thing in deciding on your school of choice?
Sims: Well, I want to play quarterback. Some of the bigger schools have talked about me being a safety because of my speed, but I want to play quarterback. That would defitely be important to me.

If Tennessee or Clemson or Carolina were to offer you a scholarship as a defensive back, would that influence your decision?
Sims: (Laughing) Well that would be tough, I don't know. I've played quarterback my whole life.

What about if they offered you a scholarship, would that change your decision?
Sims: Yes sir it would.

Do you have any coaches coming by this week for an in-home visit?
Sims: Well, I had one from Tennesee in last week, and then most of the 1-AA schools I just talked to you about.

When will you be looking to make a verbal commitment?
Sims: Probably right after the Shrine Bowl.

You'll be playing quarterback in the Shrine Bowl won't you?
Sims: Yes sir, I will.

CUTigers Notes:
We'd like to thank Brandon for taking the time to speak with us today. Brandon's senior season ended when the Vikings lost to Summerville in the playoffs back on November 22nd, but he'll undoubtedly have the opportunity to compete at the Divsion I-A level. Incidentally, Sims set the career Sims total offense record at Spartanburg with 4,857 yards.

Look for Brandon to start pulling in some scholarship offers from the bigger schools in the southeast after the Shrine Bowl. The Tigers recently just asked for film on Sims, and something could be the works, should the coaching staff like what they see.

He's got the height and the speed to be asset for any team in need of an athlete- including Clemson. We will continue to keep you updated on Brandon Sims, right up through signing day. Top Stories