Kentucky has landed several top quality athletes in the 2009 class. Still, the search continues for a running back. Sims may fit that billing. "All of them are recruiting me as a running back. Except Georgia Tech, they want me as a quarterback so I can run the option," said Sims.
Sims holds offers from man highly rated programs, but his top five are Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Georgia Tech. Sims says one school has eased ahead of the pack. "I think right now Kansas might have a slight edge on Kentucky and North Carolina State," said Sims.
The 5-foot-11 210 pound Sims isn't likely to play quarterback at the next level, however his athleticism would be welcomed at any position he plays.
Last season for Calhoun County High School, Sims threw for almost 1500 yards and ran for almost 900 more. He also gained 30 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback. "I'm a slash type of player. I play quarterback for my high school. I'm just a playmaker," said Sims. "I want to get get better at everything. I might want to slim down a little and get faster," said Sims.
Sims has taken visits to all of the programs he's listed except Kansas. So when was he on Kentucky's campus? "I was at Kentucky when they played Louisville last year," said Sims.
Sims does have a few qualities that he wants in whatever school he chooses to attend. "I want to play early. I want to get a good education. I want to go and play in a family type atmosphere," said Sims. "I'm hoping to get it out of the way sometime early in the football season. But I'm going to take my time and figure it out," said Sims.
Sims is currently rated as a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.