Sandalwood quarterback and class of 2020 prospect Jeff Sims won’t have to travel to far from home to play his college football. Over the weekend Sims, who had compiled offers from the likes of Georgia, Louisville and LSU, committed to Florida State.
Sims joined “The Sports Den” on 1010XL to talk about how he received the offer from FSU and what led him to commit.
“Coach (Kendal) Briles came to see me throw and then I went on a Georgia visit and while heading back from the Georgia visit, he called me and offered me,” Sims told 1010XL.
Sims took part in this past weekend’s Junior Day in Tallahassee which is when he made his commitment. He went into detail about what led him to commit to the Seminoles on Saturday.
“Everybody was going on a group tour and they pulled me aside to go talk to Coach (Willie) Taggart,” Sims said. “It was unexpected that I was going to commit on Saturday, but after my talk with Coach Taggart, I mean he’s a real dude and I just felt like he was the coach for me. He was telling his story of how he became head coach and telling me how he has his players’ backs and he would do anything for us. How he was like another father figure and I liked that.”
“The vibe was wonderful and I felt great at Florida State. It just felt like it was a place where I could be.”
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Sims has already begun doing a little recruiting of his own for Florida State and the Seminoles class of 2020.
“They told me they wanted me to be the alpha dog of this class,” Sims said. “I’m trying to build this class up.”
When asked if he is shutting his recruitment down after his commitment to Florida State, Sims left little doubt.
“Yes, it’s done, I’m a Nole,” he said.
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