With competition stiff this year, it was unlikely the 5-foot-9, 190-pound Sims would find much playing time outside of special teams. He leaves with his degree from the school and the praise of Mark Dantonio.
“The fact Andre completed his degree in four years is a testament to his work ethic,” Dantonio said. “He’s a quality person, and we wish him the best of luck as he enters his final season of competition.”
After earning Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors from BTN.com in 2012, Sims saw his role limited on offense as MacGarrett Kings Jr. and R.J. Shelton emerged in the Spartans offensive attack. He earned three letters during his time wearing the Green and White and there was no announcement of where he’ll look to use his final year of eligibility.
Sims came to Michigan State as part of the 2011 recruiting class ranked as a three-star cornerback by Scout.