1st Team All-Mississippi member visits Ole Miss

2003 1st Team All-State selection, Archie Sims, took an unofficial visit to Ole Miss last week. Archie was offered by the University of Mississippi during the visit, which brings his scholarship total to five. Mississippi State, Auburn, Ole Miss, West Virginia, and Memphis have all offered.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Mr. Archie Sims:

Have you had a chance to attend anymore football camps since the Mississippi State camp? "No sir, but I went up to Ole Miss a couple of days ago."

Why did you go up to Ole Miss? "I just wanted to check it out again. I liked it a lot when I went to their Jr Day, and I missed their camp, so I wanted to get up there one more time before our (high school) season started."

How did your visit go? "It was nice. They have a good environment up there."

Did anyone accompany you on your visit? "One of my good friends came with me."

What did you learn about Ole Miss that maybe you did not know from before? "That was my first time to check out their new indoor facility. That place is nice, really nice. They have great facilities at Ole Miss."

What stood out about Ole Miss during your visit? "Just how organized they are, and all of the stuff they have to work with. Their facilities and coaches and all of it really."

Which coaches did you get a chance to speak with? "Pretty much all of them, yes sir."

Were you offered a scholarship? "Yes sir."

Which schools now have an offer on the table for you? "I have Ole Miss, MSU, West Virginia, and Auburn."

What does your pecking order now look like? "I would have to say Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn, and West Virginia. Those four schools are pretty much it."

Have any new schools starting contacting you recently? "Memphis and Southern Mississippi have been writing me a lot. Louisiana Tech started writing me too."

Will you take anymore unofficial visits in the near future? "No sir, practice starts on Monday."

Did you make the Jackson Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen squad? "Yes sir."

Did you personally know any of the other members? "Jerrell Powe."

Are you two good friends? "We like to compete against one another, but it is not like we are hanging out on Friday or anything."

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