Big news today for Georgia Tech’s recruiting class as quarterback Jeffrey Sims announced that he was signing with Georgia Tech via a live feed on his Instagram. This comes after Sims had previously been committed to Florida State before Mike Norvell’s hiring.
Sims is the second quarterback in Tech’s 2020 class, joining Plant, FL native Tucker Gleason, the team’s first commit of the year. Standing at 6-3, 195 lbs., Sims is rated as a four-star commit by both Rivals (5.8) and the 247 Sports Composite (0.9186).
Sims’ interest in Tech seems have grown following Willie Taggart’s firing from Florida State, as Sims proceeded to take an official visit to Tech a couple weeks after on the weekend of November 21, according to his Rivals page.
Georgia Tech suddenly has a decently crowded quarterback room moving into next season with Sims, Gleason, Jordan Yates (a redshirt-freshman), James Graham (redshirt-sophomore), and Lucas Johnson, who still has two full years of eligibility remaining.
That was some fun film to watch. Jeff Sims is a four-star recruit for good reason. Watching this film, you get to see a few things. From the very first play, you see the ball completely fly out of his hands to the receiver. He also has really good pocket presence. There are a number of plays where Sims successfully navigates a messy pocket before finding his receiver down field. When he’s running the ball, Sims has a great burst to easily get behind the defense but is also strong enough to run over a couple guys inside the numbers.
While doing some research on Sims, I found this article from Tomahawk Nation, which talks about Sims’ experience at the Elite 11 Competition. In addition to being named an Elite 11 quarterback, Sims received some really high praise from the analysts at the event:
Analysts at the event described Sims as having a sky-high ceiling with arguably the livest arm at the event and the ability to make throws that even most qbs in attendance couldn’t make. What they said he needed to improve on was his mechanics & consistency in his accuracy.
Sims would be the second Elite 11 quarterback to sign with Georgia Tech, joining Jonathan Garner, who was part of Tech’s 2005 class. We’re all hoping this turns out a little better than Garner did, as he transferred to Marshall following his redshirt-freshman season.
Welcome to the Flats!!