Clemson was already sitting in a position of strength with 6-7 Aamir Simms of Dyke, VA prior to his official visit over the weekend. The Tigers only helped themselves and time will tell if the experience will lead to a commitment. Simms has visits scheduled with VCU, Miami, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame but said he will talk with his family and his coaches before moving on to his next step.
Simms said he was impressed with the Clemson campus and the campus life. He also liked the newly redesigned LittleJohn Coliseum and feels Clemson has excellent basketball facilities.
At 6-7 and with skills like Tigers star Jaron Blossomgame, Simms sees an opportunity at Clemson to step into those shoes when Blossomgame departs after this season, and that’s the message he got this weekend from Brad Brownell.
“They really would like to model my game after Blossomgame,” Simms said Sunday afternoon. “He’s transitioned from coming in as a back to the basket to a perimeter player and they know I have that in my game and my skill set. That’s really the decision for me right now, to fill the shoes of a great player and looking forward to it, hopefully.”
Simms isn’t ready to name an absolute leader but Clemson seems to be firmly on his mind as it has been for some time.
“Things are pretty high right now,” he said of where the Tigers fit in with his recruiting. “Just as high as it was when I walked in. Should be hearing something pretty soon. I’m just taking one step at a time with my mom and dad and figuring things out.”
Simms is expecting Brownell to come in for a visit with him sometime this week.