The four-star offensive tackle was then playing at Valdosta High School before transferring down the road to Lowndes High School early in 2013.
Once coaches got word of Sims ability, schools flocked to spring practices to see the junior get after it.
That meant something.
"Georgia was really the first big school to offer me," said Sims. "I always liked Georgia and when they offered, I thought I was going to be a Bulldog."
Sims committed to Georgia in July after taking a couple of trips to Athens with his mom and he now feels at home there.
"I been to almost every home game this year and I love it up there. The LSU game was the best because of the game itself, the atmosphere, the noise, and just how exciting it was. It was amped up and it was great to be there."
A year from now, Sims knows he will have those silver britches on sporting the red helmet with the famous 'G' on it.
"I have thought about it already," said Sims. "I see myself playing at Georgia when I visit and it feels great. I have gotten comfortable with the staff, I know a lot of the commitments, and the players are cool. Me and my whole family love Georgia."
Not all schools have completely backed off, FSU is one that is still reaching out and recruiting the 6-foot-4, 284 pound offensive tackle.
He does not see himself visiting anywhere other than Athens though.
Sims was happy to see his future coach on the sideline last week and he plans to come in ready to compete for playing time next fall.
"Coach Will Friend was at my game Friday and we have a good relationship. He is a cool guy, I like him as a coach, and I see him coaching a lot when I am the games.
"He likes my speed, my footwork, and my passion, and I want to get to UGA and use those things next year. I have focused on the blocking schemes, my position, and tried to take in as much as I can at the games this season.
"The stadium rocks at Georgia and I cannot wait to be playing there next fall."
Sims is the No. 25 offensive tackle in the country on Scout.