Butte's Sims is ready to shine

Every year a JC player comes out of nowhere to blow up during the spring evaluation period. One such player is Butte RB David Sims (5-11, 205) who had an outstanding day at the NorCal JCFootball.com combine and he's ready for a big season after he missed part of the 2006 season with an injury.

"I got off to a good start last year, but I got injured so I didn't get as many yards as I could have gotten," Sims told JCFootball.com. "I had a little stress fracture in my foot, but it's all healed up now."

That's for sure.

At the Chabot Combine, Sims ran a blistering 4.38 forty time and also did well in the one-on-ones.

"Actually, I was surprised how well I did," Sims said with a chuckle. "I had a track meet the day before so I didn't know how I'd do, but they said I did really well.

"The one-on-ones and seven-on-sevens went really well too so now I'm just focused on getting ready for my season and helping us get to the championship."

Sims attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Florida and was recruited by North Carolina as a defensive back and by the Florida Gators as a running back.

"My test scores weren't very good so I never really got any offers," Sims said. "After I graduated, me and my brother took a year off and then when we were looking around at the different schools we came across Butte and they seemed like a great program to be part of because they have a good reputation and they're always a strong team.

"We sent our tape out to the coaches and they said they loved it and that they wanted uw to come out and play, so that's why we're out here."

Because of his injury and lack of playing time as a freshman, Sims hasn't heard from schools up to this point, but he's expecting to get his tape out any day and then he hopes to hear something.

"I haven't made it up to the coach's offices yet to put my tape together, but I'm going to do that before I head home for a couple of weeks," Sims said. "The coaches said they think I can play at the next level, but I need to stay healthy and then also get my tape out."

Sims rushed for 409 yards and five touchdowns playing in only seven games and he said he's ready to show what he can do this fall.

"I can run inside or outside and hurt you in a lot of different ways," Sims said. "I like to use my speed and get outside and run away from guys, but if nothing is there I can just lower my shoulder and make the yards that are there.

"I also can catch it out of the backfield, so I think I can be used in a bunch of different ways."

Sims will graduate in May of 2008 and will have three years to play two when he arrives. We'll have more from him as the season rolls along.

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