Sims still looking for a home

North Dakota State College of Science S Trey Sims (6-3, 205) really filled up the stat sheet this past season, leading the country in tackles per game and with his size and athleticism, it's hard to figure why he's still looking for a home, but that's exactly the case at this point in the recruiting cycle...

"In our system, we play a 4-2-5 scheme, I played a weak safety spot, but if you translated it to a 3-4 or 4-3 defense, I'd be like a strong safety," Sims told "I had a good year individually, but we struggled as a team this year and it was frustrating because I thought we were more talented than our record, but when it's all said and done, you are as good as our record."

For the season, Sims finished with 133 tackles, good for third in the nation, but since he only played in nine games, he actually led the nation in tackles per game with 14.8.

"I have good instincts and when I can read where the ball is going, I can get there in a hurry because I have 4.39 speed," Sims said. "I'm good at getting to the ball and I have worked a lot on my tackling, so I feel pretty confident in my tackling when I get there."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Sims has two offers from smaller schools and some bigger schools have shown him a lot of interest, but to this point, none have offered.

"Right now my two offers are from Gardner-Webb and South Dakota School of Mines which is a D-2 school," Sims said. "I visited Gardner-Webb the weekend before Thanksgiving (11/16 - 11/18) and this past weekend I was at South Dakota School of Mines.

"The ones showing the most interest in me right now are Northwood University, Northern Colorado and Northern Iowa. I though Northern Iowa was going to offer me, but I can't leave until May, so they said they will still keep checking in on me, but at this time they haven't offered me yet."

Sims enjoyed a solid prep career at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia and signed with South Alabama. He spent a season there, but wasn't comfortable, so he decided to go the JC route to get himself back on teams' radars.

"I just didn't like it there, so I left and came here," Sims said. "North Dakota is sorta out of the way, but they have talent here, I liked the coaches and you play against some really good teams so I wanted to give myself a chance to play against the best talent I could."

Sims is a good student and currently carries a 3.0 GPA. He falls under the 4-2-4 rule, so he cannot enroll at a four-year school until he has completed his AA degree which will be in May.

Wherever Sims winds up, he will have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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