On the surface, Jordan Sims looks like your classic masher on the offensive line.
The Homewood, Ala., native is a highly regarded prospect because of his strength and size (6-foot-4, 350 pounds). But
apart from his tremendous athleticism lies a very smart football player with a lot of character.
“The best thing about him is his character. He’s a really an outstanding kid. He does a good job of leading by example through his character,” Homewood High coach Doug Goodwin said about his standout guard. “He’s just one of those guys you can count on day in and day out. His parents have done a really good job of raising him.”
Sims, who was selected to not only play in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic but the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is being courted by Ole Miss to be a part of the 2014 signing class. He is scheduled to be in Oxford on his official visit the weekend of Jan. 24-26 and while he is projected to play guard at the next level, Goodwin said Sims is versatile enough to play center, or tackle.
“He could play tackle if you’re wanting a tackle to be under 6-5. He moves his feet real well and he can pull. We’ve worked him at guard and we’ve worked him at center too. If that’s what they’re needing him to do, he could do it,” Goodwin said. “The number one thing about him, outside of his strength as a player, is he’s really smart. He’s really intelligent and he understands the schemes, he understands his assignments and what everyone else is supposed to do. He knows what you’re trying to do so he can make a lot of adjustments and that type of thing from the line of scrimmage. He’s really strong and when he gets his paws on you, he usually finishes you off. That’s a really good thing for o-linemen to have.”
For More on Sims and where he stands with his recruiting, see Wednesday’s Sports section of the EAGLE. (January 7, 2014)