The wait continues for the family of Alabama football signee Blake Sims, who is currently taking classes at East Mississippi Community College while hoping to be approved soon by the NCAA Clearinghouse, which could then allow him to enroll at UA before the start of fall practice next week.
“If he’s cleared, we’re expecting Blake to go to Alabama (this fall),” his father Sonny Sims said this afternoon. “We’re all sitting around on pins and needles right now. He wants to go to school. He’s worked his butt off, and he deserves to go. He’s done everything we’ve asked of him.”
Sims, a prep quarterback from Gainesville, Ga., was a highly coveted prospect when Alabama signed him earlier this year ahead of SEC suitors like Georgia and Tennessee.
At 6-foot, 180 pounds, Sims is listed as an “Athlete,” a player who could become a wide receiver or defensive back in college while possibly helping return kicks.
But the plan for Sims has been altered a bit during these past few months. Unlike the majority of Alabama’s 2010 signees, Sims was not with the Crimson Tide as of the start of June, instead having to take multiple classes this summer and address test scores to qualify academically.