The whole living-in-Montana thing can be counterproductive when it comes to being recruited. Even in 2013, living in an area void of much coaching attention is a major hurdle for prospects.
It just seems like a hurdle Jesse Sims will clear.
A junior with six scholarship offers already, the Stevensville (Mont.) High School tight end has managed to attract some early attention. Attending school in a town of roughly 2,000 hasn't stopped the buzz.
And while his take is certainly subject to change as more interest builds, Sims has a pair of favorites as things stand now.
"I think Oregon State and Colorado State are kind of at the top of my list right now, but that could easily change over the next few years," Sims said. "I really like the football programs and also the towns that the schools are in. Also, the academics and stuff too."
As for unofficial visits, Sims is stumped. He has no dates set in stone as things stand now and doesn't know when he might make travel plans. There could be some campus tours in his future, but he intends to start deciding on that in the spring. For now, he nonchalantly tosses out names of schools he'd like to see.
"Nothing schedule at the time," Sims said. "I'm thinking about going to Colorado State and Oregon State in the spring, but that's only somewhat planned right now."
Additional schools have also been in social media contact with Sims, but the tight end didn't share names as he deemed things on that front "not too serious at the moment."
"I've been getting letters and stuff from a lot of other schools," Sims said. :"I've been getting some Facebook messages, too. But that's about it with them right now."
Rob Cassidy is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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