May 12, 2008

Sims one to watch in 2010

It's hard to believe we're already discussing current high school sophomores, but such is the nature of modern-day recruiting. Quarterback Phillip Sims of Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith had excellent production last fall and is one to watch from the Class of 2010.

Last year at Oscar Smith the 6-foot-2, 201-pound pro-style passer threw for 3,100 yards and 33 touchdowns, firmly establishing himself as one of the top talents behind center in his class.

He's already heard from a long list of programs, and if coaches could many probably would have offered by now.

"I've got new interest from a couple of schools saying they'd like to offer me next year," he said. "Alabama, Oklahoma and Boston College have said that.

"Their coaches came down and talked to my coach because they can't really talk to me here yet. They pretty much told Coach Morgan everything and he relayed that to me."

While it's too early for Sims to name a leader, he did give a hint as to which schools he may be most partial to.

"Right now the top schools are pretty much the SEC schools, a couple of the ACC schools and maybe a Big Ten school. I'm look to go south for the most part."

Sims has already taken unofficial visits to Georgia and Clemson but has not spoken to the coaches at those schools since then. He may be making a couple of return trips in the near future.

"Georgia's trying to get me to come back down there," Sims said. "They want me to come for a game next season and Clemson wants me to go for a camp this summer. Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina want me to go for camps too. I'm just going to try to get to one or two camps this summer."

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