Sims backs off commitment to FSU

Four-star quarterback Jeff Sims is keeping Florida State in the mix.

But on Wednesday he backed off his commitment to FSU, leaving a gaping hole in the Seminoles’ 2020 class. Sims, a Jacksonville Sandalwood star who is considered one of the top quarterbacks in Florida, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.

“After much prayer and thought … at this time I feel it is in my best interest to de-commit from FSU,” Sims wrote. “FSU will still be an option for me, but I am reopening my recruitment for this final week.”

FSU has not landed a high school quarterback signee in the 2018 or ’19 class. The Seminoles do not have a quarterback commitment for the 2020 class, although they are pursuing Kade Renfro from Texas.

The Seminoles have also extended an offer to Valdosta (Ga.) three-star quarterback Tate Rodemaker, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Rodemaker is committed to South Florida.

And Madison (Miss.) Central three-star quarterback Jimmy Holiday also reported an offer from FSU, he said on Twitter. Holiday is committed to TCU.

The Seminoles have four quarterbacks on the 2019 roster: James Blackman, Jordan Travis, Alex Hornibrook and Wyatt Rector. Hornibrook, as a graduate transfer, will be moving on.

The Osceola wrote more about Norvell’s recruiting efforts here.


  1. charlie mcclain

    there are three other qbs on the roster can they be offered scholarships?

  2. Bob Ferrante

    I’m not sure that I follow your question. Are you referencing FSU walk-ons and if they could earn a scholarship? I’m not certain if Wyatt Rector is a walk-on or on scholarship at FSU, for example.

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