Sims visited East Lansing this week and it is clear that the Michigan State staff, led by head coach Mark Dantonio, is still very much interested in him and believes he can still be a force on the field.
"He had a pretty good visit up at Michigan State this past weekend. He's been in contact with Coach Dantonio and Coach Dan Enos frequently and they're making a very strong impression on him," said Don Sims, Dion's father.
"Of course, he loves Coach Izzo. He's still holdling out hope for an outright basketball scholarship offer from a major university. There's still time left to see if that happens, so right now, we're just being patient and waiting to see what will happen," said Sims.
There is no question that, if full recovered, Sims was a major prospect at both tight end and defensive end. But there is also no denying that basketball is his first love.
Still most scouts who have watched Sims say his real potential is on the gridiron and that he is an average prospect on the hardwoods.
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