Xadavien Sims
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Xadavien Sims

Defensive End
6′4″ / 230 lbs
Denison, TX
Denison
Class of 2024
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Three Things: Last weekend's success, camp thoughts & more
3 mo ago by Jason Howell
Three Things: Last weekend's success, camp thoughts & more
As he does every Friday morning, TexAgs' senior recruiting analyst Jason Howell shared another round of his weekly recruiting thoughts, this week focusing on Texas A&M's successful official visit weekend last weekend, takeaways from camp this week and much more.
Jason Howell
4 mo ago by Jason Howell
A few Saturday notes
I spoke to a source close to Spearman ATH Brenen Thompson, and I was told the Aggies are very much in the mix. Thompson has been in close communication with coach Fisher and the Texas A&M staff, and I expect him to take a visit to Aggieland this summer. He continues to look at several options, but based on everything I hear, the Aggies are currently well positioned.I took it upon myself to do a little research on Whitney 2023 ATH Demari Wilson. Wilson, who is nicknamed MoMo, ran a 10.38 to beat Brenen Thompson to win the 100m 3A State Championship. He checks in at 5-11, 160 and he does play football. He comes from a family known in Whitney for their athleticism. Demari played WR/CB but missed most of the season with an injury. So, he's flying way under the radar at this point, but he's a guy who has my attention for obvious reasons.I went out to the Trench Approved Exposure Camp and saw a few new faces. Here's a few who caught my attention.OL Misiolo Maluia, Euless Trinity - 2023Misiolo Maluia checks in at 6-2, 280 and is an interior prospect. This is the second time I have seen him - he was also a standout at the DFW King of the Trenches Camp - and he had some up and down moments today. Cal commit Damonic Williams gave him a tough match-up on his first couple of reps, but he followed it up with several very polished one-on-ones. He was also one of the guys coaches used as an example during drills. He can play guard or center, and has a very stout and powerful base to go along with his footwork. Maluia moved from Las Vegas to Euless before the 2020 season and made a considerable impact in his first season at Trinity. OL Gage Stanaland, Tuscola Jim Ned - 2023At 6-4, 265 Stanaland was another top prospect. He was a bit raw on the technical side but he has a great frame and bends well. He worked at OG during one-on-ones and he got caught lunging and his hand placement was not always on point, but the tools were there. Oklahoma State was one camp high on his priority list but he plans to hit the summer camp circuit hard this summer.DE Xadavien Sims, Denison -2024At 6-4, 230, Sims is already generating a lot of buzz. I have seen him at a few different events and while he has some rough edges to his game the tools are special. Today there were times he stood straight up or just went through the motions, but there were also times he flashed his burst and violence. He already has an offer from Arkansas and he is planning to come through College Station this summer.Another couple of guys who caught my eye were Corpus Christi Flour Bluff 2023 OL Dylan Shaw (6-4.5, 280) and Frisco Reedy 2023 DE Kaden Freeman (6-4, 220). Shaw said he plans to camp at A&M this summer.
Three Things: Gut picks for 2022 prospects, spring thoughts & more
4 mo ago by Jason Howell
Three Things: Gut picks for 2022 prospects, spring thoughts & more
As he does every Friday morning, Jason Howell shared another round of his weekly recruiting thoughts during this edition of his Three Things. This week, Howell made some gut picks for a handful of 2022 prospects, his takeaways from the spring and much more.
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5 mo ago by Jason Howell
Notes from my travels
I have been making the rounds lately. On Sunday I was at the Trench Warfare Pass Rush School, and yesterday I visited Keller Fossil Ridge and Denton Guyer.There were no prospects who currently hold Texas A&M offers, but there are a few guys I could see firmly on the radar down the road so let's start there.Denton Guyer 2023 defensive backs Ryan Yaites and Peyton Bowen both stepped up in 2020 when heralded seniors went out with injuries. Yaites stepped in at cornerback when Deuce Harmon went out with injury, and Bowen had to answer the call when S/LB and Florida State signee Jordan Eubanks went out. Both are now firmly planted on college radars and are on track to be the next big recruits out of Guyer. Bowen checks in at 6-1, 185 and Yaites is longer and leaner at 6-2, 175. Both have potential at S and CB. Bowen holds P5 offers from Baylor, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and USC, while Yaites has been offered by Colorado, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and USC. If I'm predicting Guyer's next A&M target, I'm leaning towards these two. Guyer also has another QB on the rise. After spending the last two years behind Eli Stowers, Jackson Arnold is a guy to watch. The 2023 signal caller checks in at 6-1, 195 and while he does not have a ton of film his arm talent is very easy to see. He can spin it, and in the last week he has welcomed offers from Michigan State, Tulsa, and North Texas. He is also a standout on Guyer's baseball team. Fossil Ridge also has a couple of guys I will be watching closely too. 2023 RB Landen Chambers and 2023 OL Lajuan Owens. I first saw Chambers at a Skys The Limit Training Session with coach Margin Hooks, and at 6-0, 200 he was a smooth pass catcher. He has a running back build and that is his position, but I could see him being an intriguing big back option down the road. Owens is another guy I have seen at a few different camp stops going back to his freshman year. When he is on his game the 6-4, 315-pounder is as strong as any in the 2023 class. He projects as an interior OL, but he has been a standout at OT for Fossil Ridge.I saw a few sleepers who I could definitely see emerging on P5 radarsThe first guy I have to mention is OL Kaden Sieracki of The Woodlands. The 2022 standout dominated any and all comers at Pass Rush School and he is 6-7, 325 with a 78-inch wingspan. He has zero college offers but I expect that to change. His footwork and hand placement was on point, and he was one of the nastiest competitors at the camp. I look for the offers to start finding him because he is definitely worthy.Keller Fossil Ridge CB Stephen Nnadozie already has a Kansas offer as well as the service academies, but I can easily see the P5s rolling in once college coaches have a chance to watch him in person. At 6-1, 175, he is long and lean and a fluid athlete. He transitions well and has speed to go with it. Denton Guyer DL Rowan Briggs is another I like. The 6-3, 240-pound defender already has offers from Memphis and Marshall. This fall he always caught my attention when I went to see Harmon and Stowers play. He always seemed to be disrupting things alongside Baylor signee Cooper Lanz. He is a high motor, high intensity guy.Another one I like who I would classify as a deep sleeper is Keller Fossil Ridge wide receiver Daniel Cobbs. He checks in at 5-11, 170 and he spent the majority of his time at S due to team needs in 2020. He runs the sprints and relays on the track team and is also a triple jumper. He is the younger brother of former Fossil Ridge standout and current Boise State receiver Stefan Cobbs, and the Fossil Ridge coaches see similar potential in Daniel.Now for some new names. TE Si Stovall, Denton Guyer (2023) - 6-2, 240 and he can do it all from FB, H-back, TE, flex TEDE Willie Goodacre, Denton Guyer (2024) - 6-4, 230 and he immediately catches the eye. Still a long way to go but I will definitely be watching his development closely.ATH Noah Mergerson, Keller Fossil Ridge (2024) - 5-9, 150, but when they talk about speed at Fossil Ridge he may be the fastest in the programDE Xadavien Sims, Denison (2024) - 6-4, 230, played varsity as a freshman and he has the look of a future high major SEC-level targetDT Chad Otutu, Pflugerville Weiss (2024) - 6-1, 240, explosive and athletic in the middle. I didn't see him lose a rep on Sunday.
Jason Howell
6 mo ago by Jason Howell
Thursday Recruiting Notes
It has been a busy few days and here are a few notesLet's start with some recruiting.I stopped by Allen earlier this week and the Eagles once again are loaded with talent with standout OL Neto Umeozulu leading the way. He is a top target for Texas A&M and he is developing strong bonds with coach Henson and commitments like Hunter Erb, PJ Williams, and Donovan Green. The Aggies have done a good job recruiting and seem to be in a good spot at this time. He is currently keeping an open mind to his options and he did not name any leaders, but when it comes time to narrow his focus, I like the Aggies' chances. I think the SEC, coach Henson's track record developing OLs, and the trajectory of Texas A&M's program will help the Aggies out and it will be worth watching to see how the relationships with players and commits develop. Here's a link to the interview we posted earlier today.https://texags.com/s/38909/recruit-qa-2022-allen-ol-neto-umeozulu-focused-on-finding-right-fit/25Last week I posted about Texas coming on strong for Pilot Point ATH Ish Harris but it should also be pointed out Texas A&M remains high on his list. In talking to a few different sources, it sounds like A&M, Texas, and Oklahoma are all pretty involved right now. I still like Texas A&M's chances to win this battle though if I'm making a prediction. Coach Price has done a great job laying the ground work, and I also look for the SEC, Texas A&M's defense, and Texas A&M's reputation in Agriculture to play a factor. I spoke to a source last night on Duncanville 2022 DE Omari Abor, and while I would not call Texas A&M the leader I do consider them a legitimate player in his process. I was told Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Texas A&M were three schools to watch closely. I still believe Oklahoma is the team to beat, but it sounds like Texas A&M is trending in a positive direction. I was also told Duncanville 2022 OL Jaylen Early continues to speak highly of the Aggies. Fayetteville (AR) WR Isaiah Sategna just tweeted about announcing some favorites. As we have said for weeks now, the Aggies have positioned themselves well there. I also saw Garland S Chace Biddle's tweet got some people chatting last night. After chatting with some sources, I feel pretty certain he was not talking about his commitment just yet.Now for some 2023sTexas A&M hosted recent 2023 offer Daniel Demery for a virtual tour and Zoom call. The Dallas Parish Episcopal S said it went very well. Coach Price is leading A&M's efforts and Demery said his biggest takeaway from the call was how A&M takes pride in every aspect of every player from their overall well-being to their academics and athletics. It is early in the process but the Aggies have positioned themselves well. Academics will play a big role for him.A new prospect to add to your radar is Ardmore (OK) Plainview WR Morgan Pearson. He currently checks in at 6-2, 220 and he runs in the 4.5s and he has great ball skills and hand-eye coordination. He is also a standout baseball player. He holds football offers from Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Illinois State. Now, what is intriguing about him is he is originally from Texas, his dad graduated from A&M, and his grandfather was the first African-American Mayor of Hearne. His grandmother still lives in Hearne, and the family is well known and thought of in the community. So, he has a lot of ties to the state of Texas and Texas A&M. If you are looking for some early 2024s to watch, I have a couple of young DLs I could see emerging on Texas A&M's radar. One is Allen DE Zina Umeozulu. He is Neto's younger brother and he currently checks in at 6-4, 200. His length and frame definitely catch the eye. As soon as I walked up I asked who he was and when I learned he was a freshman I started writing. It should be fun to watch him continue to grow and develop. Another is Denison DE Xadavien Sims. At 6-4, 230, Sims already has varsity film. He has little bad weight on his frame and plenty of room for growth over the next few years. He is explosive and he is quick off the ball. This is a guy I could easily see becoming a national prospect. I have a few more notes some of you guys may find interestingYou will not find a much more solid, well-coached, and strong group of guys than that Allen OL. Including Neto, there are four Allen OLs who could easily end up at the FCS/FBS level with OG/C Jackson Newville (6-2, 295), OT Austin Lopez (6-3, 265), and OC Nick Blessing (6-2, 255) all attracting attention. Newville is the one I am most familiar with out of those three since I have seen him at several camps. His height is going to keep him inside, but he is mean and nasty. He is the very definition of a mauler in the middle. He describes his style of play as ambitious because he will not stop. He holds offers from the Ivy Leagues (Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale) and all three service academies. Austin Lopez has the most upside of that next group. He is light right now, but he is an athlete on the o-line with room to grow. He is the guy who finishes sprints first and quickest changing directions. He is the guy chasing the school record in the discus, right now he is throwing in the 160s but he has an eye at hitting 180 before the end of track season. He has yet to receive an offer but Wyoming, Brown, Dartmouth, and Abilene Christian. Then there is Nick Blessing who is an athletic center in the middle of the Allen OL. He makes it look easy firing off the ball and getting down field to pick up blocks, and he has some solid size to go with it. Those guys open holes for 2022 speedster Jaylen Jenkins who is shifty, quick, fast, versatile, and a number of other crazy adjectives. He is already attracting plenty of college attention with UTSA, Tulsa, and Utah State on the board with offers. We have already talked 2024 QBs quite a bit here and I need to put another one on the list. Allen QB Michael Hawkins is another one to watch. He is a 6-1, 175-pound standout with a big arm, a strong football IQ, and coaches also praised his athleticism. His father Michael Hawkins Sr. played went to Carrollton Turner and Oklahoma before playing in the NFL.
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