Damian Sims: VT Commit Having Second Thoughts?

One of the top athletes in the south, Damian Sims has the versatility that few players of his size in have; the ability to play running back, receiver, or cornerback. Sims made a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech just one week ago, but still completed an official visit to Iowa this weekend. Did the Iowa make a move to overtake Virginia Tech?

"I loved it up there," said Sims. "It was just crazy, but they really got it going on there. I could tell the coaches were prepared to make me feel comfortable and show me a good time. My host, Abdul Hodge, was the coolest guy I've ever met. I also really liked David Walker. The people there are just so nice, and they really get into their football. Right now, I'm loving Iowa."

Sims, a cousin of former Hawkeye WR CJ Jones, remains committed to completing his official visit to Virginia Tech this coming weekend.

"I'm going up there this weekend, and will make a final decision sometime around Signing Day. Iowa set a real high standard so now I just have to go in there and see how much they can wow me."

Sims also has his mind focused on gaining qualification.

"I still have to qualify as I got a 17 on the last test, and need to get my GPA up to a 2.5. Right now, I'm at a 2.3, but I'm presented a good chance to raise that. That is what caused Florida, Florida State, and Miami(FL) to all back off."

Hawkeye Insider Top Stories