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IU football linked to Georgia Tech transfer QB Jeff Sims

Clearly in need of a transfer portal quarterback or two, Indiana is linked to Georgia Tech transfer signal caller Jeff Sims, according to 247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins.

“Virginia Tech, Indiana — two programs that are looking to get a shot of life, really, on offense. I think they’re interested in Sims, who can throw it and also run it,” Ivins said on the Transfer Portal Palooza show.

Sims should have two years of eligibility remaining after arriving on campus in 2020, his COVID year, and playing in seven games in each of 2021 and 2022.  He played in 10 games as a freshman in 2020.

For his career Sims has completed 364-of-633 passes (57.5 percent) for 4,463 yards, with 30 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.  After throwing 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions as a freshman, his ratio improved somewhat over the last two years with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

A true dual-threat, Sims has 277 rushing attempts for 1,152 yards and 11 touchdowns over his career at Georgia Tech.

Sims had a foot injury that caused him to miss the last five games of the 2022 season.  He appeared in seven games and made six starts at quarterback while battling injuries throughout the 2021 campaign.  One of the top freshman quarterbacks in the country, he started and played in all 10 games during the shortened 2020 season.

The 6-foot-4 and 219 pounds Sims was a highly coveted recruit in the class of 2020 out of Sandalwood H.S. (Jacksonville, Fla.).

He was rated a four-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN, and he was a member of the prestigious Rivals250, 247Sports 247 and ESPN300 lists.  Sims was tabbed as the No. 6-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 22-ranked player in the state of Florida by ESPN.  He earned recognition as one of the nation’s “Elite 11” quarterbacks in that annual QB competition.

Sims announced on Nov. 27 he was planning to enter the portal.

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