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Report: Former FSU commit Jeff Sims to start at quarterback

Georgia Tech has a new signal caller.


According to a report by Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, former Florida State Seminoles football commit Jeff Sims has been named Georgia Tech’s new starting quarterback.

Sims, a former four-star composite recruit out of Jacksonville’s Sandalwood High, was in a four-way battle for the starting nod. He beat out fellow freshmen Jordan Yates and Tucker Gleason, along with last year’s starter, redshirt sophomore James Graham.

Several on the Georgia Tech beat thought that Gleason may have had the inside track for the job in fall camp. Graham threw for over 1,100 yards last season with 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. But Graham was recruited as a flexbone quarterback and under Geoff Collins the Yellow Jackets have moved to a more modern offensive scheme.

Sims originally committed to the Seminoles back in February of 2019 to Willie Taggart’s staff before eventually de-commiting in December, three days after FSU hired new head coach Mike Norvell.

Florida State and Georgia Tech will open their seasons against each other tomorrow at 3:30pm.