Lowndes offensive lineman Dyshon Sims pledged his commitment to Mark Richt’s Dogs near the end of the night, bringing Georgia’s list of commitments to 15 for the 2014 class. Sims, a 6-4, 280-pounder, has been rated as a 3-star prospect but has had some notable performances at summer camp and his stock has been on the rise. In a year considered weak for offensive linemen in the state, his phone has been busy with callers from many top schools.
Ironically, Sims’ choice of college was not his first critical school choice this year. Sims starred last year on the offensive line for Valdosta High School before transferring to Lowndes earlier this year. He has yet to play a game for the Vikings.
Sims’ commitment comes as a bit of a surprise after he made recent statements regarding his recruiting timetable. He visited Georgia Tech last Friday, where his high school teammate Tre Jackson has committed, and came away impressed and planning another visit to Atlanta. He also had scheduled visits to Alabama, Florida and Florida State.
But Georgia has long been thought to be his favorite school. They were the second school to offer him a scholarship and his cousin is former Lowndes star and current UGA defensive back Josh Harvey-Clemons. Sims is also solid academically with a 3.5 GPA and he wants to study sports medicine.
Also committing to Georgia during the DawgNight event Friday were wide receiver Shakenneth Williams, a 6-1, 195-pound four-star prospect from Rutland High, and safety Kendall Gant, a 6-2, 185-pound four-star prospect from Lakeland, Fla.