Dion Sims Cuts List to Three

Sims was expected to make a weekend visit to Michigan State, but rescheduled it to participate in a basketball scrimmage the Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets were involved in at Novi high school.

EAST LANSING - Orchard Lake St. Mary's tight end/defensive end prospect Dion Sims rescheduled his weekend visit to Michigan State and cut his list of prospective schools down to three.

Those making the cut, Ohio State, Miami (FL) and Michigan State according to Sims's dad, Donald.

Sims was expected to make a weekend visit to Michigan State but rescheduled it to participate in a weekend basketball scrimmage the Eaglets were involved in at Novi high school.

Sims dad, Donald, said Dion is still hoping for a basketball scholarship offer and didn't want to jeopardize his chances for such by not being at the Eaglets last scrimmage prior to the opening of the high school hoops season.

"We've rescheduled the visit for January 9th when his calendar won't be so crowded," said Sims. "Dion has cut his list down to three schools, Ohio State, Miami and Michigan State and will probably make a decision in January."

Sims also informed GSN that his son will be getting an in home visit from MSU coaches Mark Dantonio and Dan Enos on December 15 prior to the team's apperance in what is looking more and more like the Capital One Bowl on January 1st against likely SEC opponent Georgia.

The Sims have maintained throughout that they've been impressed by the Michigan State coaching staff and that they would let the process play itself out, not being in a hurry to make a decision.

Sims suffered an injury to his right knee in the first week of the football season and missed the rest of Orchard Lake St. Mary's campaign. He appears to be back and near 100% according to observers who seen him on the hardwoods.

He projects to the defensive end position, a position of need for MSU who really saw a drop off in their ability to pressure the quarterback this season.

Sims would be a good fit for MSU and he would probably be welcomed as walk on to the MSU basketball team the same way former Spartan wide receiver Matt Trannon did a few years back.


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