Oregon beats out Oklahoma, Michigan State, others for blue-chip 2024 defensive lineman
Oregon head coach Dan Lanning got to tweet two duck emojis on Saturday.
Not an hour after 4-star quarterback Michael Van Buren announced his commitment to the Ducks, 4-star defensive lineman Xadavien Sims went live on the 247Sports YouTube page and revealed that he has also given his verbal commitment to Oregon. A 6-foot-3, 275-pounder from Durant (Okla.) High, Sims chose the Ducks from a group of finalists that also included Oklahoma, Michigan State, TCU, and Vanderbilt.
“As soon as I stepped on campus, I felt like Oregon was the right place for me,” he said of his decision. “Coach Lanning is one of the best coaches in the game.”
DUCK NATION IM HOME!!🦆 #commited @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/w3nPM3QXsw
— Xadavien Sims🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@XadavienS) May 20, 2023
Sims reported 22 scholarship offers so far in his recruitment, and trimmed his list of suitors to five following a pair of trips to Eugene throughout the spring. He’s a sought-after defensive lineman who projects as a player with the ability to add good size to his frame and provide some versatility up front.
In the industry-generated 247 Composite, Sims ranked as the No. 23 defensive lineman in the class and the No. 194 overall recruit. He was the No. 2 prospect from the state of Oklahoma, and spurned the hometown Sooners to head west.
The Ducks now stand at 13 known commitments for the 2024 class, a group that ranks top-10 nationally. You can see Sims’ highlight tape below, via Hudl: