Sims speaks about LSU

Cameron Sims (pic by Chad Simmons)

Cameron Sims, a coveted 6-4, 195-pound wide receiver prospect from Ouachita, is listed among the nation's 300 elite juniors. LSU hasn't offered Sims yet, but the Tigers did host him during a recent game. What is Sims hearing in regard to a timetable on an offer from the Tigers? What's his take on Ouachita's second round playoff bout Friday vs. district rival Ruston?

Cameron Sims made the trip from northeast Louisiana to Baton Rouge to watch LSU entertain Alabama several days ago.

"It was a good experience," said Sims, who previously listed the Tigers and Crimson Tide as his early frontrunners. "They are two programs with the biggest environments in college football.

"(Ouachita) Coach (John) Carr talked with Coach Stud yesterday, and an offer should be coming after the season. I talked to Coach (Adam) Henry before LSU/Alabama but not for long. He talked to me for 10 minutes and then spoke with (2013 five-star) Ricky Seals-Jones."

During his evening at Tiger Stadium, Sims made time with Monroe-area friends (and fellow 2014 blue-chippers) Cameron Robinson and Laurence Jones.

"Big Cam and Hootie (Jones) and I were hanging out," said Sims, who was teammates with Robinson at Ouachita in 2010 and 2011.

Ouachita is 9-2 on the year and seeded ninth in Class 5A. The Lions disposed of No. 24 Haughton at home last week, 55-20.

"I only had three catches in the first round but one was an 80-yard touchdown on a fade route," Sims stated. "I went up and caught the ball, the defensive back fell down, and then I ran to the end zone. I also caught two hitches."

25th-seeded Ruston, which is coming off an upset of previously-unbeaten South Lafourche, is next on the Lions' agenda.

Sims and Ouachita emerged with a 48-33 win vs. Ruston in week five.

"In the first Ruston game, I had an 89-yard touchdown on a screen," Sims said. "I caught four or five passes against Ruston with the one touchdown. The key for us to win this week is to convert on big plays. Taijuan Thomas and I will have to step up at receiver and turn touches into big plays. I know it's going to be crazy this week."

Sims scored a 17 on his first ACT attempt. He holds down a 3.1 grade point average.

Southern Miss, Mississippi State, ULM and Washington have all offered Sims along with a couple of in-state FCS schools.

Ouachita is eager to advance to the quarterfinals after getting stunned last year in the second round by eventual state runner-up Carencro. The Lions held what appeared to be a comfortable fourth-quarter lead at Carencro, only to have the Bears bounce back and claim a 28-24 decision on a TD in the final minute.

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