Jeff Sims, the true freshman out of Jacksonville, FL got the nod as the starter for Georgia Tech after competing in the short off fall practices to win the job. The first game was none other than Florida State, the team he was committed since February of 2019. FSU was banking on him being the guy who could lead them out of this whole they had put themselves in, but on signing day he flipped to Georgia Tech.
Fast forward to Saturday and you see why FSU wanted him. Sims was 23-34 for 277 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INTs. The two pics are growing pains you can expect from a true freshman with no spring practice. The two interceptions were both caught by Asante Samuel Jr. The son of NFL legend Asante Samuel Sr.
Sims demonstrated poise in the pocket and a short term memory. In the second half Sims made better decisions that included him using his legs to get out of trouble. Sims has 64 yards on the ground against the Noles. Down 10 going into the second half, Sims and the Yellow Jackets outscored FSU 16-3 to pull off the road win.
Georgia Tech is still in a transitional period from the triple option, but with Sims under center for the next 4 to 5 years Georgia Tech could be a real force in the future.