Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban landed a top quarterback prospect commitment it was reported Wednesday. Recruiting sites like Rivals and Scout reported that Virginia star Phillip Sims verbally committed to the Crimson Tide.
According to Rivals, Sims is ranked the 52nd prospect in the country; he is a four-star on the Rivals system. Scout has Sims ranked as a four-star prospect, and the fourth rated quarterback prospect in the nation. According to Scout, Sims threw for “more than 2,400 yards with 32 touchdowns and four interceptions” in 12 games during the 2008 season.
According to ESPN’s recruiting experts, Sims is ranked in the ESPNU150 Watch List. The experts at ESPN say, “He possesses the arm to make all the necessary throws and he is capable of driving the ball deep as well as making deep sideline throws outside of the numbers–throws extremely well on the run to both sides. His delivery is over-the-top and very consistent mechanically. He is a good athlete and while he has the ability to be a dual-threat guy, he really isn’t. His legs just give an added dimension. At times as you watch Sims he will get locked into one target or area of the field and must be careful not to get too dialed into one receiver and telegraph where he is going to go with the ball. …He makes good decisions with the ball, plays with confidence and has all the tools physically to become an excellent college prospect.” As always, there is much more to read at ESPN.