March 24, 2009

Three favorites for Sims

Gainesville High quarterback Blake Sims doesn't have an official top three, but the 2010 prospect definitely has a trio of schools which he likes better than most.

"Right now I like Michigan, Georgia and West Virginia," Sims said in an interview with UGASports. "Michigan and Georgia are pretty much a co-No. 1, although I really can't say I like one over the other."

Sims, who passed for 2,785 yards and rushed for over 1,000 more with 42 total touchdowns, was in Athens for the Bulldogs' Junior Day last weekend and plans on driving up to Ann Arbor with his family on April 11.

"My visit to Georgia went good," said Sims, who received an offer from head coach Mark Richt. "I had been to a mini camp up there before. Athens is a nice place. I liked the stadium and the community is great."

Exactly what position Sims would play at Georgia remains to be seen.

Unlike Michigan and West Virginia which is recruiting the 6-foot, 180-pounder as a quarterback, Georgia is recruiting him as a defensive back and spent part of Saturday talking with Bulldog defensive coordinator Willie Martinez, as well as offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and Richt.

"They said they know I can play and they want to see me keep doing good things," Sims said. "They said that that hopefully they'll be able to sign me."

Sims said he grew up a Bulldog fan.

"I've always liked Georgia," he said. "I grew up wanting to be a Bulldog."

It might not take him long to make up his mind. Sims said he will sit down with his family after his trip to Ann Arbor and likely narrow his list of schools to two or three, with a final decision coming shortly after that.

Michigan, Georgia and West Virginia aren't the only schools with offers for the 2010 prospect. Sims also holds offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Ole Miss and Tennessee, among others.

"I really enjoyed my trip to Georgia. The coaches let me know that they really want me and they'd like me to come up there," he said. "They want me as an athlete, which is fine with me. I'll play wherever my coach wants me to."



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