The Georgia Tech football program has landed four-star quarterback Jeff Sims on Early National Signing Day.
So far, it’s been a pretty good day for the Georgia Tech football program. Entering the day, the Yellow Jackets were expected to sign almost their entire 2020 recruiting class but now the Yellow Jackets have added two of their top targets on Wednesday. To go along with the commitment and signing of three-star athlete Khatavian Franks, the Jackets have signed one of their top quarterback targets, four-star quarterback Jeff Sims.
Sims committed and signed with Geoff Collins’s program on Wednesday morning, picking the Jackets over Florida State and Maryland. Sims is ranked by 247Sports is ranked as a top-210 player in the country, a top-10 dual-threat quarterback, and a top-40 player in the Sunshine stadium. Sims has earned his fair share of accolades throughout his high school career and has made it both to The Elite 11 quarterback competition as well as The Opening Finals. He’s set to appear in the Under Armour All-American Game on January 3rd on ESPN.
Sims was originally committed to Florida State from April to last week but after the coaching changes that have taken place in Tallahassee, the four-star decommitted from the Seminoles and reopened his recruitment. Prior to his decommitment, Sims also took an official visit to The Flats. Maryland also got an official visit in the process but in the end, Sims picked The Flats to be his home for the next four years.
Sims joins fellow Florida native Tucker Gleason (Tampa, FL) as the quarterbacks of Georgia Tech’s 2020 recruiting class. The Jackets are currently set to have six scholarship quarterbacks on their roster in 2020 as Tobias Oliver, Lucas Johnson, James Graham, and Jordan Yates are all set to return for next season. That being said, it would not be surprising to see one or two of them to transfer out of the program.
As a prospect, Sims checks all the boxes for a future starting quarterback and leader for your program. He’s agile and elusive in the pocket and can cause trouble on the ground. He’s not the fastest dual-threat quarterback with 4.88 speed according to 247Sports but his highlight tape shows a quarterback who can run the ball when needed.
Sims also has great arm strength and appears to be rather accurate but there will need to be improvement with his accuracy going forward, if he has hopes of being a starter. Additionally, at 193-pounds, he’ll need to add some weight and muscle to his build but that will come with time especially once he gets in the weight room on The Flats.
Overall, Sims is a huge pickup for the Yellow Jackets and one that could be a game changer for the Yellow Jackets down the road. It also shows a new era of Georgia Tech football, one where the Jackets could go up against some of the best programs on the recruiting trail and earn commitments.
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