Sims signs letter-of-intent with Mississippi Gulf Coast

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, February 4, 2021

Wesson Attendance Center senior wide receiver Antrelle Sims made it official Wednesday as he signed a letter-of-intent to continue playing football at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Sims accounted for over 4,000 total yards and 46 combined touchdowns during a career that saw him play quarterback as a sophomore before moving back to wideout.

As a senior, Sims averaged 18.3 yards per catch and caught 15 touchdowns as he led the team with 1,041 receiving yards on 57 receptions. Sims was named The Daily Leader All-Area MVP after his senior season along with being an MAC All-State selection and a participant in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game.

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Off the field, Sims was voted Mr. Wesson High by his peers.

Wesson won the Region 7-2A championship in Sim’s junior and senior seasons. He’s one of three signees from Copiah County for Gulf Coast as the Bulldogs also inked wide receiver Navarion Benson from Crystal Springs High and Copiah Academy offensive lineman Zy Crisler.

In Sims, Wesson head coach Jeremy Loy says Gulf Coast is getting a born competitor.

“Gulf Coast is obviously getting a talented athlete, but what they are also getting is one of the fiercest competitors that I have ever coached,” said Loy. “He will do whatever it takes to win. Antrelle is a great teammate and is unselfish. Gulf Coast is going to love him, and we will miss him, but I can’t wait to see what his future holds.”