Sims Plans to Attend Several Games

Abilene running back Herschel Sims plans to go to a lot of college games this season as his opportunities are endless as a top prospect. This week, the speedy back went to the new Cowboys stadium to catch the Oklahoma/BYU game. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Sims about his experience and his plans for the rest of the year.

When you are one of the top recruits in the state of Texas, you can fill up your Saturdays with college game after college game. When Abilene's Herschel Sims was invited to see the new Cowboys stadium, it was an opportunity that he couldn't pass up.

The Oklahoma Sooners are one of four teams that officially offered the running back this week with Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee being the others. So, it only made sense that Sims take in the season-opener just down the road.

"I went (to the game) with my uncle, my little cousin, and our receiver/defensive back Darius Joseph. He came with us too," Sims told Burnt Orange Beat. Joseph is also being recruited by Oklahoma as well.

As with most recruits, the outcome of any single game didn't alter Sims' perspective on Oklahoma.

"Their fans were unbelievable. It really didn't change anything. I wasn't really thinking about (recruiting) really. I was just going to enjoy the game," Sims said.

Sims is being recruited by Sooner Running Back Coach Cale Gundy, but the two were not able to meet up after the game.

"Everybody left after the game. We stayed there because my uncle got lost. We were there for an hour after the game looking for him, and we still didn't see any of the players or anyone. We didn't get to meet any of the players or anything like that," Sims reports.

This weekend, he is going to the Texas Tech and Rice game this Saturday with his brother. That is not his only game plans.

"I'm planning on going to a lot of games. I just have to check my schedule to see when I can. I'm going to the OU-Tech game and then the Texas-OU game for sure," Sims said. "I got a letter from Texas saying that any home game I am more than welcome to come. I just need to call ahead of time."

For the Red River Rivalry game, Sims will be a guest of the Longhorns as they are the home team this year. Is there any chance he will make it to Austin this season for a game?

"I could very well make it to Austin. I have family down in Austin so that wouldn't be a problem," said Sims. He has an aunt who lives in Austin.

Sims had 121 yards on eleven carries, three catches for 77 yards and a touchdown, and he returned the opening kickoff of the season 97 yards for a touchdown against Fort Worth Dunbar in the opening week of the season. Last week's game versus Plano East was cancelled due to bad weather.

Abilene takes on cross-town rival Abilene Cooper on Friday night.


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