Most of the prospects on campus last Saturday for the Florida Gators were instate prospects except for one prospect that resides in Georgia.
That prospect was defensive back Myles Sims (Atlanta, GA. Westlake) who visited Gainesville for the first time on Saturday and left impressed.
“The visit went well for me and I liked the atmosphere and thought Florida had some great people,” Sims said. “I met their new defensive back coach and really liked him. They showed me the academic center and I thought that was really nice. Everything was good about Florida.”
Saturday was the first chance for Sims to meet new defensive backs coach Corey Bell after they talked a little; the two were able to make an instant connection.
“It was good and I thought our bond and our chemistry moved quickly,” he said of his first meeting with Corey Bell. “When I met him we just clicked together. He is a down to earth guy and I enjoyed his company. My favorite part of the trip was meeting Coach Bell and getting to know him as a person and his philosophy for how he does his defensive backs.
Sims is very familiar with the Gators defensive back history and he feels like he would fit right in if he were to choose Florida.
“It’s definitely DBU in my eyes,” Sims said of Florida’s success with defensive backs. “Most of the defensive backs go to the league and they have a reputation for being one of the best if not the best. I feel like I can be the next Vernon Hargreaves to go to the league from Florida.”
In high school, Sims has played both corner and safety but on Saturday Bell explained where he would play at if he chooses Florida.
“They feel like I am a true corner all the way in their defense,” he said on where Florida wants him. “And they want me to be a guy to dominate that island and guard receivers one-on-one.”
After the impressive visit to Florida, Sims says he still doesn’t have a leader but does have an idea when a commitment could come.
“I don’t really have any top schools right now,” Sims said on if anyone leads for him. “But I think probably before the season I will be committed somewhere. Probably somewhere around the end of summer or maybe sometime in August before the season really starts up.”
When it gets time to make a decision, Sims knows exactly what it will take for a school to land his signature.
“I want a place that has a well-rounded offer between football and school academically,” he said on what he’s looking for in a school. “Also a place that has a top notch weight program because that is where the work gets put in for the offseason.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Florida is very high on Sims who is a guy that can play anywhere in the defensive backfield but is a really solid corner. Auburn and Georgia are the two teams talked about the most but Sims now says Florida is up there as well. Sims also goes by his nickname “spider” if that tells you anything about what he thinks about his skill set.