Alabama Sophomore QB Phillip Sims to Transfer
Alabama sophomore QB Phillip Sims has been granted permission to transfer by the university. Sims was beaten out last spring by national championship QB AJ McCarron.
McCarron is going into his junior season, and will most likely stay for his senior season as well.
Sims has stated that the transfer is for family related reasons, and could even be granted a waiver for the NCAA’s transfer rules requiring him to sit out a year.
“This was a very difficult decision because I’ve had a great experience at the University of Alabama and I’m thankful for the opportunity this program provided me. I want to thank Coach (Nick) Saban and the coaching staff for being with me and my family at this time. I wouldn’t change anything about my decision to come to Alabama and this has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
“The 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.”
Sims, originally from Chesapeake, VA, will be allowed to transfer to the University of Virginia. Sims redshirted his freshman season in 2010, and will have three years of eligibility remaining after transferring.
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