Sims stock is soaring

There is a new offensive tackle in Georgia that you need to know about. He picked up a couple of new SEC offers on Thursday and he is one that is seeing his recruitment take off...

Dyshon Sims transferred right down the street from Valdosta to Lowndes and his recruitment has taken off.

He was unknown a couple of months ago, but not anymore.

Schools started to find out about Sims during spring practice and many of the schools that saw him live have offered him a scholarship.

It started with schools like UNC Charlotte, Lafayette, and Middle Tennessee. Then it was Georgia, Marshall came shortly after that, Cincinnati offered earlier in the week, and Alabama and Mississippi State offered on Thursday.

Sims is a 6-foot-4, 275 pound offensive tackle in the 2014 class and Scout has seen tape and seen him live and here is our take:

He is a very raw prospect. He has very good feet, long arms, and he is a good bender. What stood out most during the practice session was his athleticism - how he ran down the field on special teams stood out more than anything. He needs to really work on his fundamentals and technique. He has good length, but he needs to use it better to keep the defensive linemen off his body. He needs to fire off the ball with better pad level and he needs to drive his feet when engaged. He moves very well, he has great reaction, he is a natural athlete, and he has a very high ceiling. Once he develops more in the weight room and just improves the basics, he could take off as an offensive tackle. He has shown signs of being one of those linemen three to four years from now that people are talking about as an All-Conference guy. Right now, he is raw, but very intriguing.

On his recruitment, Georgia was the school he and his family grew up fans of. He has told Scout in previous conversations that he is already thinking about committing to UGA, but that was before Alabama and Mississippi State offered on Thursday.

Here are images of Sims:

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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