Slimmer, stronger and more confident, David Sims is already doing everything he can to stake his claim to be Georgia Tech’s No. 2 quarterback behind Josh Nesbitt.
Sims, Tevin Washington and Jordan Luallen went through their second spring practice on Wednesday. Nesbitt will miss the spring after having minor ankle surgery. But Sims is competing as if the No. 1 job is at stake.
“I’m just learning as much as I can,” Sims said. “Hopefully I’ll be able to play this year.”
To get on the field, Sims has worked hard off of it.
He weighed 230 pounds at the beginning of last season’s practices in August and looked heavy. He’s down to 215 and looks quicker. He also spent the short offseason studying film and talking to the wide receivers to learn more about where they liked certain passes.
It’s a far cry from last August, when coach Paul Johnson called Sims out when he appeared to drop out of a conditioning drill.
“His attitude has done a 180,” Johnson said. “He’s working hard and trying