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Sims carrying the load at CaliFlorida

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Any question about Rivals100 linebacker Marcus Sims and his ability to play running back has been answered in the first four days of practice at the Air 7 CaliFlorida Bowl.
The 6-foot, 211-pound four-star from Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian has been one tough load to handle coming out of the backfield. With fellow Florida runner C.J. Spiller still getting back to 100 percent on his ankle, it has allowed the No. 4 rated inside linebacker to look like a star on offense.
"I'm getting a lot better out there and I like the position," Sims said. "I think I'm doing decent at running back overall, but I can always do better and work on a lot of stuff. It's been fun though. Once I get a few more things down before Saturday, it will be all good."
As for recruiting, regardless of where teams are looking at him for a position, there are plenty of options on the table. Sims, the No. 8 rated player in Florida, is starting to shave his list and looks towards finishing his official visits.
After checking out Alabama, Southern Cal, and Miami, he's got two more on tap.
"Clemson is up and then I've got Florida State," Sims said about his remaining trips. "The first three were all about the same. They had great academics, facilities, and the players in general were all real great to be around."
Though one team has not shifted it's way into the front seat, a decision may not be far off. It could even be sooner than his original plan of Signing Day.
"If I'm ready, I'll go ahead and commit," he said. "It really depends on what I feel like after I take all of my visits."
Sims is listed as the No. 88 overall prospect in the nation.
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