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Homewood's Sims Opens Up College Choices

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Homewood High School offensive guard Jordan Sims' job is to block would-be tacklers on the football field.

At high school football media day Tuesday, the sought-after senior did not block any questions regarding his recruitment.

In fact, he was open in telling that Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss have some competition.

"Jordan sets the tone for us on the offensive line," head coach Doug Goodwin said.

"I know every time we run behind him we're going to have a big play," running back Walter Rutledge added.

Sims can sure clear path for a running back. That's the reason the 6-foot-4, 330 pound Patriot has at least 14 scholarship offers on the table.

"I'm taking more visits now," Sims said.  "It's between Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Florida, Vanderbilt and Georgia."

The reason three more schools are on his list...

"I've seen some schools that just want to 'take it slow' with me and I don't need to rush my decision."

Sims wanted to have his final decision made by the start of his senior season to avoid any potential distractions.

"I'm trying not to let it bother me," Sims said.  "It's just another thing.  I got my parents to help me, coaches, friends.  I'm going to take it slow, enjoy the senior year.   You only go through this process once."

Sims said that the best part of this recruiting process is all the attention he's getting.  His favorite moment happened during a visit to Auburn.

"I went into the locker room and my jersey was set-up," Sims said.  "They had music playing. It was kind of fun, but all colleges do that. They make you feel special. I like that."

He also enjoys setting a positive example for others.

"I've had a lot of younger kids come up and say 'are you that Jordan kid?' It makes you feel good.  I'm just staying humble, keep working hard."

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