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Alabama Backup QB to Transfer
A once highly touted recruit who lost the QB competition to AJ McCarron , Phillip Sims is deciding to leave Alabama. In a statement released by the school, Sims was very gracious about changing his path:
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â€śThis was a very difficult decision because Iâ€™ve had a great experience at the University of Alabama and Iâ€™m thankful for the opportunity this program provided me,â€ť
â€śI want to thank Coach (Nick) Saban and the coaching staff for being with me and my family at this time. I wouldnâ€™t change anything about my decision to come to Alabama and this has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.
â€śThe reason for me leaving is nothing more than a personal matter. I just need to be closer to home to support my family at this time and that needs to be my priority right now. I would still like to continue my football career, and hopefully I can do that and also be there for my family.â€ť
According to sources it looks like Sims is going to transfer to the University of Virginia. Thereâ€™s a chance he could be eligible immediately because the transfer is regarding a personal family matter. If Sims does indeed get into Virginia, it would be a huge pick up for Mike London, who has done a remarkable job bringing the program back to a competitive level.
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Phillip Sims, the former Oscar Sims High School Standout who signed with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2010, and was listed as the â€śco-starterâ€ť alongside A.J. McCarron at the start of last season, has opted to leave Tuscaloosa and try his wares elsewhere. However, his departure wonâ€™t come without a little commentary as to why and one of the statements made by Simsâ€™ high school...
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