DARRIUS SIMS DB 5'9 175 Rivals★★★ESPN★★★247★★★Scout★★★
No. 10 Overall Player in Tennessee - Rivals.com No. 34 Cornerback in Nation - Rivals.com
Selected Vanderbilt overOle Miss, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Marshall and Memphis among others
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HIGH SCHOOL Senior co-captain... Three-year starter at cornerback... Played instrumental role as CB and WR in Whitehaven's first state title campaign... Was named Defensive MVP in thrilling 36-35 6A state championship victory over Maryville that capped 15-0 record... As senior, earned First Team All-State honors after contributing 68 tackles, 40 solo tackles, four INTs and 13 pass breakups... Accounted for seven TDs as senior, including two INT returns for scores and three punt returns to TDs... Two-time Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" recipient... Hauled in a pair of INTs in postseason AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... Sprints on track team and lettered in basketball... Honors student.
PERSONAL Darrius D. Sims... Son of Phyllis Carter... Born Oct. 26, 1994... Has two brothers, DeMario and DeMarcus; and two sisters, Josalyn and Deeleon... Godparents are Marvin and Trione Cooper... Prep teammate of fellow Vanderbilt signee Gerald Perry.
WHITEHAVEN HEAD COACH RODNEY SAULSBERRY "Darrius is a dynamic football player. He's cat-quick, can change directions unbelievably fast. The kid can make moves in a phone booth. This kid has some highlights on film that are amazing to watch. He's an ankle breaker.
"Darrius is a great, great, great kid. I could talk all day about this young man. There's something extra special about Darrius. He just has an electric personality that people gravitate to.
"Darrius is simply a winner, a guy with a never-say-die attitude. He refuses to lose or make excuses, just always keeps pushing forward. He's all in, all day, every day."