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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

NMCC's Sims still drawing interest

Monday, November 19, 2001

NEW MADRID -- Desmond Sims, who is from New Madrid County Central High School, split time between receiver and tailback on offense this season.

"I don't know what my stats are for the season, but playing two offensive positions, I do know that they are split too much," Desmond said. "I'm satisfied with my performance so far this season."

The 6-foot-3, 195 pound receiver has offers from Missouri and Arkansas and is "hearing from Nebraska, Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ole Miss."

He has an official visit to Missouri for December 7th and Arkansas is pending a date. He is planning on setting a third official date with Tennessee, but he has not sure where the other two will go at this time.

However, he is still interested in Nebraska and possibly Wisconsin for the other visits. Desmond compares his style of play to Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss: "I block better than he does though."

The most impressive coach: "Coach Nutt from Arkansas is, because he was really cool and I could talk to him."

Heading into Saturday's semifinal game against Salem, Sims had caught 15 passes for 404 yards with seven touchdowns.

On the ground he had rushed for 603 yards on 57 carries with seven TDs. The results from Saturday's game will be in Monday's paper.