Super Sophomore: Abilene's Herschel Sims

Herschel Sims of Abilene is a name to remember. Sims was a key contributor to a 10-1 Abilene Eagles squad and also earned District 3-5A Sophomore of the Year honors. Sims was in Austin last weekend to run in several relay events and he spoke with Burnt Orange Beat at the track.

Herschel Sims of Abilene burst onto the 5A scene as a sophomore back that averaged over 9 yards a carry in a complementary rushing role. In eleven games, he totaled 70 carries for 633 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a receiving threat out of the backfield, he also had 26 grabs for 440 yards and another 6 six touchdowns, including a 98-yard touchdown reception versus Haltom.

Sims was part of Abilene's 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams that participated in Austin last weekend. The 5-10, 190 pound back has already shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and the threat to take it the distance anytime he touches it.

For Sims, the recruiting process has not really gotten heated up as he has not unofficially visited any schools yet, but he does have his eyes on a few schools.

"I like Miami, Oklahoma, UCLA, and Texas. Growing up I liked Miami a lot and Oklahoma more recently," Sims told Burnt Orange Beat.

When asked about his style of play, Sims was quick to assess his best attributes.

"I run with confidence knowing no one is going to bring me down. I feel like I have an extra burst of speed once I get to the second level. I am a downhill, powerful runner," Sims explained.

Sims was unable to stay in Austin for Sunday's Spring Game, but you check out these sophomore highlights of the explosive back.


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