Sims surprised by Florida offer

Will Muschamp and the Gators have been offering prospects from all across the country the last few weeks.

On Thursday, Florida continued that trend when they offered Homewood (Al.) High offensive lineman Jordan Sims. Sims was surprised he received an offer from the Gators coaches.

“Florida and Nebraska both offered me today,” Sims said. “For Florida, coach (Tim) Davis and coach (Will) Muschamp offered me together. It was kind of surprise, because today was the first time I had ever talked to Florida. I haden’t received any mail or anything from them but it was a good offer to get.”

Growing up in Alabama, the 6-foot-4, 330-pound Sims mostly watches Alabama and Auburn games on TV, but he also catches a few Florida games as well.

“Usually Alabama and Auburn are the ones on TV here,” Sims said. “But I get to Florida on TV sometimes and they have a really good team and offense. I’m not very familiar with them, but I plan to start doing my research on them now that they have started to show interest in me.”

The junior offensive lineman enjoyed that his conversation with Muschamp didn’t revolve purely around football.

“We had a very good talk today,” Sims said. “He told me he liked my style of play and that I was physical and athletic for my size. He also said, that I had good feet as well and would play inside. After, he told me that he had done his research on me and knew I was a good kid with good grades. That meant a lot to me that he talked about something other than football. He had actually took time to find out more about me.”

Sims admits to growing up an Alabama fan, but he says that he will make the best decision for him and that he plans to visit Gainesville this summer.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.