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4-star Maryland QB target Jeff Sims commits to Georgia Tech

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The Terps made a late push at the former Florida State commit, but he’s heading to Atlanta.

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A year ago, Mike Locksley pulled off some signing day magic to land four-star quarterback Lance LeGendre over Florida State. He was unable to duplicate the feat on early signing day for the 2020 class, though.

Four-star dual-threat quarterback Jeff Sims finalized his decision and opted to sign with Georgia Tech Wednesday morning. He chose the Yellow Jackets out of his final three that was rounded out by Maryland and Florida State.

The Jacksonville, Florida, native is listed as the No. 7 dual-threat QB, No. 33 player from Florida and No. 206 overall prospect in the Class of 2020, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He was also named an Under Armour All-American and was selected to compete in the prestigious Elite 11 camp.

Sims originally committed to Florida State in February, but as the recruiting process came to a close and the Seminoles fired head coach Willie Taggart, he reopened the process. He officially decommitted from Florida State on Dec. 11 — five days after officially visiting College Park.

Unless Locksley manages to land a February signee or something happens in the transfer market, Maryland’s quarterback room is slated consist of Josh Jackson, Tyrrell Pigrome, Tyler DeSue, Max Bortenschlager and LeGendre next season.