College Station - Abilene quarterback Ronnell Sims can't be much better than he was last year. As a junior, he threw for 1,623 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, while racking up 1,045 rushing yards and 14 scores on the ground. This was all in route to a perfect 15-0 season, that saw the Eagles win the state title.
But on Friday at the state 7v7 tourney, the soon to be senior looked even better. His passes were tight, accurate, and often long. With four key players returning on both sides of the ball, Abilene should once again contend for a state title.
"I'm just trying to get better. I'm throwing a lot and working out hard," said Sims to PonyStampede.com. "If I play well, it makes everyone else around me better. Maybe I can help someone else get to college on a scholarship."
The 5-foot-8, 170-pound projected college athlete has had somewhat of a slow summer when it comes to recruiting. He currently holds offers from Rice, Baylor, LA Tech, and Tulsa, but those have not changed since early May.
In June, Sims hit the SMU satellite camp in Abilene, trying to impress the coaching staff as a wide receiver. Currently the projected position (No. 108 in the 2011 class) that Scout.com has him ranked at.
"I did pretty good at the camp. It was my first time playing receiver, so it was interesting. I caught all the balls thrown to me though and they said I ran really good routes," said the 2011 prospect. "They weren't talking to me much, but they said they were going to start recruiting me after the camp. I'm wanting to wait to see what happens after the season. I don't want to rush it."