Quentin Sims - From Sleeper To ACC

Quentin Sims - From Sleeper To ACC

Every year we find players that go under the radar only to find a program from a major conference take notice late and make them part of their program. This is the case for Quentin Sims of Colerain High School (Cincinnati, Ohio). We look at why Sims can make an impact at Georgia Tech in this breakdown.

Prospect: Quentin Sims

High School: Colerain HS, Cincinnati, Ohio

Position – Athlete (Wide Receiver – Quarterback)

Why Did Sims Go Under The Radar?

For those outside of Cincinnati, Colerain High School is one of the top prep programs in Ohio. Loaded with talent, Colerain sends players to Division One programs each season with some of the best being those going under the radar. (See Terrill Byrd – Cincinnati All-American)

The lack of camps and combines didn't place Sims on the recruiting radar but the talent was there waiting to shine.

What Can Sims Do?

For most of his career Sims found himself on the field but doing so in a back-up role as he posted rushing numbers of 308 yards on only 33 carries as a junior. That all changed his senior season as the talented Sims would be a triple-threat before the season was over.

For the first eight games Sims found himself running and catching the ball in the Cardinals offense. Then as the season was coming to a close, Colerain's starting quarterback was sidelined with a medical condition and Sims responded in grand fashion being placed in the quarterback spot.

Playing in an option offense, Sims wouldn't be asked to pass the ball much, but he did get to use his legs posting games with 128, 228 and 119 yards rushing in three of his five games at quarterback. The only games that found him under 100 yards came his first week when Colerain won 35-7 and then in their final game of the season in the playoffs against one of the top teams in the country Cincinnati St. Xavier when Sims picked up 59 yards while passing for 61 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-14 loss to the eventual state champion.

Why Georgia Tech Is A Great Fit

With the change in coaching at Georgia Tech, Sims is the right type of player that Coach Johnson will need as he makes the changes in schemes. The offense is very similar to the one Sims was part of at Colerain and will allow him to come in and be comfortable when he arrives on campus.

While I see Sims staying at receiver, a look at quarterback may come if another option is not available.

Sims has a great upside with his physical stature and athletic ability. He'll have no problem fitting in with other top athletes because he's accustomed to being around them on a daily basis.

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