Patnaud also said that, while a four-star prospect, he was humble and could handle his tough coaching. And while he was prone to renewed mistakes, Petanad said that “he is on a steady climb.”
“I think he’s a great quarterback,” wide receiver Ahmarian Brown said. “He has elite size – he’s big for a big-time quarterback – I think he has a terrible arm, a big deep ball. I think he’s a very good quarterback.”
It can be a bumpy ride on Saturday. The FSU defense includes three of the best players in the ACC – defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. and safety Hamsha Nasirileen. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Seminoles attempted to shake Sims with blitz pressure.
Sims ‘high-school coach earlier this week asked about Sims’ prospects starting Saturday, convinced of his former star’s chances against the Seminoles if he was playing.
Sandalwood coach Adam Guice said, “If I went there and played really well, I wouldn’t be shocked.”
At Sandalwood, Sims played in one of the top states for high-school football in the highest classification and consistently played opponents with FBS talent, ever since he became a starter as a starter. He developed into the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback in the country (247Sports overall).
“I think he’ll be mentally prepared,” said Geiss, the son of former Tech assistant coach Buddy Geiss. He said, “He has played a lot of football and started in (Class) 8A for three years. I’m not saying it’s ACC, but what else can you do? “
There is clearly no guarantee on what happens next from the opener – especially this season. There may be opportunities for Gleason, Graham and Yates to play.
“We’ve seriously said to those guys, ‘Listen, at some point, every one of you may have to play this year, so you need to be prepared to do that,” said Patnaude.
But, it could also be the first step in the development of Tech offense with him in the wheel. Patnaid has repeatedly stated that his priority is to play a quarterback, and Sims will get his first chance to achieve this status.
“He’s an activist,” Petanad said at the beginning of the press. “he is very smart. He understands football. For a child who is big, he can actually spin the ball well. “
Tech fans can see for themselves on Saturday.