Sims, his coaches at Orchard Lake St. Mary high school and some of his family members met with Michigan State's head coach Mark Dantonio and running backs coach Dan Enos yesterday at the school.
The Sims family was "really impressed with Coach Dantonio" and his character according to an impeccable source familiar with the situation.
Michigan State has made it clear to Sims that they are looking for him to accept a football scholarship but left the door open for him to join the basketball team during the offseason.
GSN caught up with Sims' father, Donald, to find out how Dion felt about the in-school visit, just ahead of the December 20th "dead period" where coaches can have no contact with players.
"I'm hoping to speak to Coach Izzo sometime today," said Sims who indicated that although the Sims family like what they hear from Michigan State - who has clearly emerged as the front runner, they have some other business to take care of.
"Coach Sims and (former Michigan State offensive line) Coach Stoutland are visiting us tonight," said Sims.
Meanwhile, Sims is making his presence felt on the hardwoods, he was again the high point man for the Eaglets in their disappointing 71-66 loss to Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.
Sims tossed in 23 for OLSM but was outdone by Gabriel Richard'S Michigan-bound Eso Akunne, who recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 16 rebounds and ten assists for the Fighting Irish.
Still, MSU's Izzo would no doubt love the bonus of having a player with the rugged interior presence that Sims brings to the hardwoods and the football mentality that Izzo has shown he likes on the basketball court.