Sims talks about commitment and visits

Word came out on Sunday night that talented Butte S David Sims (5-11, 205) committed to Oklahoma while he was in Norman this past weekend. While that is true and he considers himself a Sooner, Sims told on Monday night that he still plans to take one or both of his last two official visits. Read on to get his thoughts about committing and what schools he's still looking at...

"I committed to Oklahoma while I was there," Sims told on Monday. "I'm still going to take my trip to West Virginia this coming weekend and I might take a visit to either Florida State or Purdue, but I'm not sure on that one right now.

"West Virginia hasn't offered me officially yet, but they said if I trip out there they will probably have an offer for me."

So why the commitment to the Sooners?

"I had so much fun there and the coaches were all really cool," Sims said. "I was playing air hockey with coach (Brent) Venables and I was shooting pool with coach (Bob) Stoops and it just felt like home and where I wanted to be.

"I really loved everything about my visit there, but when a school like West Virginia wants you to take a visit to see them, I just think it's the smart thing to do to check out all of your options."

Sims chose Oklahoma over offers from Ole Miss, Washington State, San Jose State, San Diego State and Purdue.

He was switched from running back to safety after the second week of the season because of the overload of talented in the Roadrunners' backfield.

"I got injured and when I came back, we were so deep I just asked the coaches if there was anything else I could do so I could get on the field," Sims said. "I made the switch and I'm really happy I did because all of this is happening for me because I did that."

Sims finished the season with 73 tackles, three interceptions, six pass break-ups and four fumble recoveries while only playing in nine games.

We'll continue to follow Sims' recruitment over the next couple weeks as he gets closer to signing on the dotted line.

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