Saban closed the deal with Sims at a dizzying pace. It was the stuff of recruiting legends. Last Wednesday, Sims said West Virginia, Michigan and UGA were his top three choices. Thursday, Alabama offered out of the blue. Friday, Sims talked to Saban for the first time in his life. Saturday, Sims visited Alabama for the first time. Within a few hours, Saban had Sims so fired up he was ready to learn words to the school fight song.
"Coach Saban showed me love, lots of love," Sims said. "He let me know I was very important to the future of Alabama football. I was head over heels about the place. I surprised myself by committing. I just looked up and asked God to help me with my college decision."
Alabama’s Nick Saban rolls into Georgia for 2010 prospects
Sims is only one of three Georgia natives to commit to the Tide so far, equal to the number Georgia Tech has picked up and two more than UGA. What was that about a focus on recruiting the Atlanta area?