Saturday, March 30, 2013

Simms getting his name out

Photo courtesy of Savion Simms
The last time I saw Savion Simms of Central-Fresno on the football field, it reminded me of someone from Central I saw four years ago at Passing Down - current Cal return ace Brendan Bigelow.

Bigelow had his breakout day by showing his speed, hands and playmaking ability at the 2009 Passing Down camp. Recently on St. Patrick's Day at Livermore, Simms became a late edition to Passing Down's Nor Cal Regional. The end result was Simms becoming one of the biggest party crashers at the camp.

Simms turned heads with his acceleration, including on one 40-yard touchdown pass where he dashed past two tall Bay Area defenders. Simms also showed his hands on one interception good for the pick six. His foot speed and play making ability has now made him one to watch this off-season and under the lights this Fall.

The 2015 prospect will need bulk. He's only around 150-pounds and stands at 5-foot-8. He also will say he doesn't want the Bigelow comparisons, he wants to be his own guy and play off of his own name.

It will be interesting to see where Simms will get recruited as. In his game film, he's shown an ability to jam receivers at the line and have the speed to blanket wideouts. Offensively, he's a deep threat at wide receiver and has running back-like elusiveness in the open field. Continued work and continued exposure can make him one of the next highly recruited Grizzlies.

More on Simms can be found here.

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