The common belief nowadays is that no one gets missed when it comes to football recruiting. With the proliferation of film, recruiting services, and social media there is an over abundance of information and not the opposite; which was the case just a few short years ago. Guys from small towns like Gooding, Idaho (Cole McGinnis- Weber State) and Coleton Collins of Lakeside in the Spokane Area (Idaho State) for instance can attend a showcase event like the NWELITESPORTS.com Camp and blast their way to the top.
Let's be clear however. Guys in small towns may now be on the radar but they often do not enjoy the level of interest of their big city piers.
That is the case with one 2015 Tight End (H Back) & Defensive End from Stevensville, Montana in Western Montana. The town of 1,800 people is known as the first ever settlement in Montana (some 48 years before Statehood) and these past few years Stevensville High School has been home to 3 sport phenom Jesse Sims. We covered Jesse last season after he came out and stole the show as a 10th grader at the big camp we mentioned above. Shortly after getting a look at him Oregon State offered him.
Jesse Sims is 6'4" - 238 lbs. He played football and was All State and All League and now holds 5 offers. He went from football to Basketball and now straight into track. Out there on that man made tartan oval he is proving why he should be one of hottest recruits in the entire West. Beyond schools like OSU, Montana, and Montana State he holds offers from Idaho and Colorado State. Our guess is when bigger Pac 12 schools get wind of this news he will gain their bids too.
"I have run an 11.4 second race in the 100 meters and a 23.8 second 200 meters. Both of those are personal records and I feel I can be even faster yet," said Sims by phone this week.
Imagine a near 240 lb monster motoring down the track at an 11.4 second pace. Most linebacker and defenders at any level will not touch that.
Force = Mass X Acceleration
Like many of our big men he is fast but they are not that fast. The formula above tells the story of why he is so special. Once he has his hands on the football it is over. Jesse will rack up yards after catch and is for a threat to go all the way. He regularly drags opponents after mowing them down and he seems to have a real hunger to do just that.
"I will be at the camp again at Mercer Island and then probably on to the Nike NFTC Camp at Oregon. Right now I am hearing from a few more schools and just looking to get better this year. It's going to be a good year," added the calm and collected kid who always seems mature beyond his years.
Coaches watch his film. Catch him at Camps and get him to your events. This young man is special and will make someone look very smart before it is all over. Oregon State can take a kid like this and put him on that edge to block and catch and split him out as well. The Beavers offense is perhaps the perfect fit given their play book and his skills. They have proven time and again they make great use of kids in that role.
That is one option for Jesse although he says he has no insider favorites right now. Stay tuned for more on this Montana small town stud who is yet another gem in the Pacific Northwest football talent pool.
The NWEliteSports Camp (Former Gesser Camp) is right at the 30 College Mark in terms of the schools and coaches who will be in on this. Rated as the #1 Camp in the Region the camp is open for registration and if you are a serious recruit we hope to see you there! Jesse Sims will be there.