September 8, 2008

2010 QB high on Eagles

Boston College was one of the first schools to extend an offer to Class of 2010 dual-threat quarterback Phillip Sims. The talented prospect from Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith now holds offers from four schools altogether and he is expecting more in the near future.

At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Sims runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. He had a solid outing in Oscar Smith's first game of the year, but college coaches aren't waiting around before they put free rides on the table.

Last week in the season opener Sims completed 10 of 16 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. He's also been dealing with the early stages of the recruiting process.

"I've got four offers as of right now," Sims explained. "I have offers from Boston College, Tennessee, Alabama and Clemson. The most recent offer was Clemson and that came (Thursday).

"I don't have any leaders right now and everybody is pretty much the same."

Boston College secured commitments from three-star quarterbacks Cody Boek and Justin Tuggle in the Class of 2008, but the coaches believe Sims could be a big factor down the road if he were to commit.

What does he think of the Eagles?

"I forgot the coach's name because it was last spring, but I talked to someone from Boston College a little bit. He really just introduced himself for about a minute and said they would be offering.

"Boston College is a good program and they produce a lot of good quarterbacks. That's always going to be one of the most important things for me. I'm going to look at who will develop me best."

While BC is in a good early position with Sims, he plans on taking his time at this point.

"I think I would fit well in a pro-style offense or a spread offense," he said. "I'm looking at the tradition of the schools and whether they have a winning program. I'm not really going to look at location or anything like that."

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