Four Emerge for Sims

Saint Matthews (SC) Calhoun County standout David Sims is a special athlete, as college programs are recruiting him to play a variety of positions on the gridiron.

Saint Matthews (SC) Calhoun County standout David Sims is a special athlete, as college programs are recruiting him to play a variety of positions on the gridiron.

As a junior, he had a huge impact on both sides of the ball. Sims threw for 1800 yards and 17 touchdowns, rushed for 800 yards and 13 touchdowns, and had five interceptions on defense, returning two for scores.

"I think they are going to use me mostly the same way this year," said Sims. "I play quarterback and defensive back... on offense I'll have the ball in my hands. We might have a couple of packages where I'm at running back or wide receiver... we'll see."

The 6-foot, 210-pounder is mainly being recruited to play safety on the next level, but programs that run option-based offenses, like Georgia Tech, want him to stay at quarterback. Some have mentioned wide receiver, and NC State and South Carolina view him as a potential running back.

"I think I want to play on offense, but I want to play early," said Sims. "I know every player wants to play as soon as they get to college. I want a legit chance to play early, and I've got to be able to see myself at that school. I've got to be comfortable."

Sims has plenty of options. He stated that he has offers from NC State, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Michigan, Oregon, Kentucky, and Alabama among others.

"It's exciting," he said. "Almost every player who plays football wants to have that many offers. They want to be able to choose wherever they want to go, and I can do that."

Previously, Sims named Georgia Tech as his leader. Is that still the case?

"Right now I'm mainly looking at four of them," said Sims. "It's Tennessee, NC State, South Carolina, and Georgia Tech. Those teams happened about a month or two ago.

"I really can't say if I have a leader because they are all about even. If I had to say, in no particular order it would be NC State, Tennessee, and South Carolina with Georgia Tech maybe a little behind them."

Here are his thoughts on the programs currently under consideration.

Tennessee: "They are recruiting me to play defensive back. I like the crowd. I've been to a couple of their games. I like the coaches. I think it could be a good fit."

NC State: "I like them. They offered me as a running back, and that's where I feel I can really play on the next level. I visited them, and it was a good visit. It was my first time up there... I liked it."

South Carolina: "It's the hometown team. They are stressing they want to keep the best players in the state, and that's something I really like. I went to their showcase, and they are now recruiting me to play running back."

Georgia Tech: "I can see myself down there in Atlanta. The atmosphere and environment is pretty good. They want me to play quarterback for them."

Sims enjoys the recruiting process and doesn't have a timeframe for reaching a decision. It could literally happen at any time.

"I'm not sure if I have to take the official visits," said Sims. "I've already been to all four of them. I guess whenever I feel like it's time to pull the trigger, that is when I think I'll do it.

"I've got my senior season coming up... I'm focusing on that."

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