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Oklahoma State

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Herschel Sims

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Oklahoma St.COMMITTED (04/29/2010)01/21/2011
BaylorNone01/28/2011Phillip Montgomery
RiceNoneNoneRick LaFavers
Texas A&MNoneNone
Texas TechNoneNone
USCNoneNoneWillie Mack Garza

Scouting Report on Herschel Sims

by Barry Every - 06/02/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthAs Good As It Gets
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • ElusivenessBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Sims isn't the biggest back, but he is compact and muscular. He is built like Miami signee Eduardo Clements.
Needs Improvement: Doing whatever it takes to be durable and stay healthy. Being strong and flexible is a must. He may need to be a little more patient while his blocks set up.
Most Impressive: He can change directions on a dime, is hard to see when he hits the line of scrimmage, and is an excellent pass receiver out of the backfield. Sims is like a pinball bouncing off defenders as he gains maximum speed on the way to the end zone. His game is a lot like fellow Texan LaDainian Tomlinson.
Conclusion: Barring an injury, I can see him getting playing time as a freshman. He is pound-for-pound one of the toughest backs in the country. He can also be dangerous as a return man and receiver. He has the makings of an all-conference performer.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year AttYdsAvgTDNoYdsAvgTD
2009 (Jr.)2502,2609.0322337116.14
2008 (So.)7176010.7132549019.66

Herschel Sims reminds us of...

LaDainian Tomlinson - RB Rosebud, TX Ht: 5'10"Wt: 215 lbs Team: New York Jets