DJ Sims Talks About Choosing Virginia Tech

DJ Sims
WR, Class of 2021
Christchurch, Richmond, VA
6-4, 195

Admittedly, Christchurch (Va.) three-star wide receiver DJ Sims didn’t grow up a Virginia Tech fan. He paid attention a little more during his eighth and ninth grade years, but before then, the Richmond native was more a fan of Virginia Commonwealth basketball.

Still, Sims had the desire to play in-state, even when he committed to a scholarship from Wake Forest in May. Sims insists he was steadfast with at decision, even when assistant coach Darryl Tapp and Corey Fuller, the Hokies’ assistant director of player personnel, began their own pursuit in September. In the end, though, Sims decided to stay in-state, flipped his commitment and signed his letter of intent Wednesday with Virginia Tech.

Sims said it wasn’t an immediate decision, after the Hokies offered him a scholarship Tuesday, the day before Signing Day. But it wasn’t far behind that.