CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Quarterback Phillip Sims' time at Virginia is finished.
The heralded transfer from Alabama is ineligible to play and will leave the university after completing his current summer school session, coach Mike London announced Friday. London said in a statement released by the school that "Phillip did not make the commitment he needed to succeed here."
Sims, once one of the nation's most highly rated high school quarterbacks at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, played in all 12 games for the Cavaliers last season. He started four, as a redshirt sophomore. He completed 132 of 231 passes for 1,426 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
Sims was competing with David Watford and Greyson Lambert for the starting job next season, and was listed third on the depth chart London released after the conclusion of spring practice.
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