Alabama added an impressive athlete to its 2014 recruiting class on Saturday, getting a verbal commitment from Ouachita Parish High School (La.) wide receiver Cameron Sims.
From TideSports' Andrew Bone:
Sims told Twitter of his intentions earlier in the week:
Can't wait to make my decision Saturday on tv— Cameron Sims (@_Chosing_1) August 21, 2013
The 6'3", 200-pound wide out also tweeted out his top five schools in anticipation of his big reveal on Saturday. In the end, it was Nick Saban who did the most to make Sims believe his football career will flourish in Tuscaloosa over the next few years:
1.Southern U (BR) 2.Bama 3.Ole Miss 4.OkState 5.Southern Miss TOP 5— Cameron Sims (@_Chosing_1) August 18, 2013
In addition to Sims' top five, he told NOLA.com's Andrew Lopez that Auburn, USC, Notre Dame and Washington all recruited him hard this summer.
One notable school absent from the Sims chase was LSU, who did not make an offer to the in-state prospect.
Kipp Adams of 247Sports also noted that Georgia Tech was impressed with Sims. The Yellow Jackets were reportedly willing to give him the Calvin Johnson treatment if he came to town:
ESPN 150 WR Cameron Sims visited #GaTech today. His coach said they laid out an entire offensive game plan for Sims.— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) June 10, 2013
According to Adams' colleague, Rusty Mansell, the Tide are getting one heck of a player:
Cameron Sims is flat out nasty. I have not seen a better big WR anywhere this year in person. 6-foot-4,199 pounds today at UGA.— Rusty Mansell (@Mansell247) June 8, 2013
247Sports' composite rankings have Sims listed as a 4-star wide receiver and the No. 88 player in the nation for the 2014 class. The recruiting site also has the high school senior as the No. 10 player at his position and the No. 8 player in the state of Louisiana.
Sims typically lines up as an outside receiver for his high school. His size might be the first thing that you notice on film, but he also has good hands and can get separation from defenders down the field.
How man receptions will Sims collect as a freshman?
Verbal commitments are non-binding. The first day a 2014 recruit can sign a National Letter of Intent is Feb. 5, 2014, according to the NCAA's official website.
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