May 9, 2013

Is Sims on the verge?



After practice on Wednesday, Lowndes offensive lineman Dyshon Sims thought it was just any other day.

He was worn out from the day at school and spring practice and dozed off a little early.

Sims was then woken up with a pleasant surprise.

"I got an offer (Wednesday night) from the University of Georgia," said Sims, who transferred to Lowndes from rival Valdosta High. "It was around 9:30 p.m. and I was sleeping and I got a text alert for a message on facebook. The message was from Coach (Will) Friend, the offensive line coach at UGA, and it told me to call him. So I called, and he told me that I have a formal offer from Georgia."

Friend's message to the South Georgia tackle was a simple one. He and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, both of whom watched Sims practice on Tuesday, were pleased with what they had seen.

"He told me that he was impressed with my practice (on Tuesday), and he told me he thought that I would be a great player and to come play for the University of Georgia," Sims said.

Sims is quite familiar with the Georgia program.

His cousin, Josh Harvey-Clemons signed with the Bulldogs in the 2012 class, and Sims has also visited Georgia on a couple of occasions with the latest being for the G-Day spring scrimmage last month.

But according to Sims, his connection with UGA runs deeper than that.

"I know a lot about Georgia. I have a lot of people that I've played against that ended up going to Georgia. I have a lot of friends up there, too," he said. "I've pretty much been a Georgia fan since I was a kid. I've always been watching Georgia and have followed them my whole life. I think it is a very good school and I don't see no reason why I shouldn't commit to them."

Sims, who holds offers from Central Florida, Charlotte, Middle Tennessee, and Louisiana-Lafayette, says that the Bulldogs currently lead, and a commitment to Georgia could be imminent.

"I'm kind of mixed on when I want to make a decision," he said. "I'm thinking about waiting a little while and weighing my options and talk with my family first and see how they feel on it. I think I may end up committing to it (the Georgia offer)."


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