Colerain linebacker Sims makes the call to Indiana

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Cincinnati Colerain senior linebacker Damon Sims received a flurry of activity during the recruiting process the past few weeks. But, in the end, he felt the most comfortable with his future in Bloomington and the Big Ten.


Cincinnati Colerain senior linebacker Damon Sims received a flurry of activity during the recruiting process the past few weeks. But, in the end, he felt the most comfortable with his future in Bloomington and the Big Ten.

On Sunday night, Colerain football coach Tom Bolden confirmed Sims has orally committed to play at Indiana. Internet reports had surfaced early last week about Sims’ commitment to the Hoosiers, but Bolden did not confirm the news until tonight (Sunday).

“He feels there is an opportunity for him to play early,” Bolden said. “Damon loves the feel of the ‘college town,’ and he likes the business department and the people he met involved within the (department).”

Sims, who is 6-feet-3 and 215 pounds, had offers that included West Virginia, Kent State and Marshall. Just this past week, West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart visited Colerain on Tuesday.

Sims, who had given his pledge to the Hoosiers Jan. 18, briefly entertained the Mountaineers’ interest but opted not to visit to Morgantown this weekend. Bolden said Sims chose IU over West Virginia.

Sims, a Cincinnati Enquirer Division I all-area selection, had 5.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and an interception last season. He was also first-team all-Greater Miami Conference.

Sims is the first Colerain player from the 2009 class to commit to a Division I program.

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