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Sims, Carr commit to SEC schools
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THE BLITZ: West Forsyth at Gainesville

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It didn’t take long for Daunte Carr to decide on where he wants to play college football, and his teammate Blake Sims realized that he chose the right school all along.

After reopening his recruitment two weeks ago, Carr, the former Stanford verbal commit and Gainesville High safety chose to move a little closer to home Sunday, selecting Arkansas as the place to continue his football career.

Sims, who decommited from Alabama on Jan. 9, took his official visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend and commited to the Tide before heading home.

“They told him how they would use him on offense, which is where he wants to play,” Gainesville assistant coach Todd Wofford said of Sims’ commitment. “They have a good plan for him with returning kicks and doing some Wildcat stuff while he learns the wide receiver position.”

Sims could eventually line up against his former teammate Carr, who Gainesville head coach Bruce Miller said chose the right place to continue his career.

“I think it’s a good fit for him,” Miller said Sunday. “It’s a chance for him to go and be a part of a great program and play in the SEC. I’m proud of him.”

In his senior season, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound safety had 104 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles for Gainesville. Gainesville’s in the Class AAA title game was only the second loss Carr suffered in high school, as he went 56-2 in three years at Buford and one at Gainesville.