Bloomington – Indiana has received a second piece of good news from Cincinnati linebacker Damon Sims.
On Sunday, the 6-3, 215-pound outside linebacker from Colerain H.S. verbally committed to the Hoosiers shortly after returning home from his official visit to Bloomington. While Sims' commitment was well received by the IU staff, there was still some concern about how things would play out since Sims was still contemplating an offer to take a final official visit to West Virginia.
But Sims has apparently closed the door on the possibility of wavering on his IU pledge, telling HoosierNation.com this morning that he won't be taking any more visits.
"I was really thinking about (taking the visit to West Virginia) but I decided Indiana was the place for me," Sims said.
An athletic defender who made the switch from wide receiver before the start of his senior season, Sims totaled 12 tackles for loss, 4 ½ sacks and two forced fumbles this past fall to help Colerain H.S. to an 11-2 campaign. He's one of two linebackers in IU's class thus far along with Chicago's Dimitrius Carr.
Colerain H.S. Coach Tom Bolden believes Indiana is getting a player with a great deal of upside.
"He's a quiet, reserved young man, but certainly a heck of a football player," Bolden said. "With his frame he could put on 25-30 pounds easy. He has long arms, runs really well, and he probably has the best hands on our team."
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