Ernie Sims, the Rivals100.com top-rated prep football in the country, is a Florida State legacy. His parents were both student athletes for the Seminoles. In the late 70’s, his father (Ernie) played football under Coach Bobby Bowden. His mother (Alice) ran track for the Lady Seminoles.
Last weekend the 6-foot-0 and 220 pound Tallahassee native made an official visit to the Seminoles cross-state rival Florida Gators.
One might ask why his parents would allow this to happen.
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The answer is simple. Like most parents, they want wants best for their kids.
“I raised my kids to be Florida State fans," Ernie Sims, 11 said. “If Ernie doesn’t go to Florida State, I will still be a fan of Florida State. My son has to go out and find the best situation for him.”
So what did North Florida Christian high school senior think of his trip to Gainesville?”
“The trip was good," Sims, who had over 240, tackles in two seasons, said. “I was showed a lot of stuff that I didn’t know about like their veterinarian program. Overall, the trip was good. And I would have to say it was as awesome as my Georgia trip.”
Sims, 111 enjoyed many things about his official trip to Florida’s campus but watching practice was his biggest highlight.
“From watching practice, I got a general idea of were I would fit in on the team,” he said. “I probably would fit in better at linebacker because they are kind of short at that position. I would have a chance at some early playing time.”
Sims, who rated his official trip to Florida as a 10, hasn’t decided on what position (running back/linebacker) that he’ll play in college.
Up next for him is the Florida/California All-Star game in January where he’ll lineup as a tailback.
After that, Sims will take official visits to Auburn, Florida State and Miami.
He will decide on where to spend the next for or five years of his life on signing day which is on February 5th.