Dion Sims Shoots Down Commitment Talk

Sims father, Don, called GSN to renew acquaintances and to update the situation involving his son Dion, the star small forward for Orchard Lake St. Mary who have a showdown game in the Michigan High School Athletic Association quarterfinals against Romulus Tuesday night at Highland Milford.

BELLEVILLE, MI - Forget the rumors you've heard about Orchard Lake St. Mary's star Dion Sims committing to Michigan State or to any other school for that matter.

They're not true.

Sims father, Don, called GSN to renew acquaintances and to update the situation involving his son Dion, the star small forward for Orchard Lake St. Mary who have a showdown game in the Michigan High School Athletic Association quarterfinals against Romulus Tuesday night at Highland Milford.

"We're going through the process," said the elder Sims regarding where Dion is in his recruitment. He also added that any perception that his ties to the University of Michigan would influence his son's decision are unfounded.

Dion himself told GSN that he would be taking a few unofficial visits in the next few weeks.

"I'll be visiting Miami over spring break and maybe North Carolina," he said. Sims also said that he expects to visit with the University of Southern California as well as Michigan State and Michigan before he makes a decision.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound two-sport star was asked if he could really see himself taking the same route as Nicholas Perry of Detroit King and Ronald Johnson of Muskegon to the West Coast.

"Yes, I could see myself going there," said Sims, who also added that at this time he has absolutely no favorite or any leader.

His father added that Sims had played pee-wee football with Nick Perry for years and knowing him as well as being acquainted with Johnson gives him some degree of familiarity with Los Angeles. He also mentioned that their is a small pipeline of students from St. Mary that have decided to attend Miami and he knows quite a few people in Coral Gables.

But in news that should cheer Spartans fans, both Sims said that Michigan State has been recruiting them the hardest of any school. "They've really been there, " said Don Sims of the Spartans presence at St. Mary's games.

He said they've taken notice of assistants Mark Montgomery and Mike Garland in the stands at games and they've seen some of the football coaches around as well.

The Sims family said they expect to be in East Lansing either playing for the state title or unofficially taking a look around the campus during the weekend of the high school finals.

So while it appears no decision is coming in the immediate few days, Sims made it clear that Michigan State has put themselves in a good position and stand as good a chance as any of his favorites of landing a commitment.


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