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The next great Cowboy RB?

by John Helsley Published: May 10, 2010
Abilene High running back Herschel Sims (23) cuts past a pair of Katy defenders during the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 28-17 win over Katy in the Class 5A Division II state championship game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.  (Photo by Tommy Metthe/Abilene Reporter-News)
Abilene High running back Herschel Sims (23) cuts past a pair of Katy defenders during the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 28-17 win over Katy in the Class 5A Division II state championship game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (Photo by Tommy Metthe/Abilene Reporter-News)

by Brandon Chatmon
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Oklahoma State’s 2011 recruiting class is beginning to come into shape. The class features two of Texas’ top players in quarterback J.W. Walsh of Denton (Guyer) Texas and running back Herschel Sims of Abilene (Texas).

Here’s a closer look at Sims, who is considered one of the top running backs in the nation.

Sims looks like a excellent fit for the Cowboys new offense. He’s a slashing runner with superb quickness, vision and patience. You can tell he just has a natural, instinctive ability to run the ball. One thing that sticks out about Sims is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and look comfortable running routes and catching the ball.

That’s what seems to separate Sims from a lot of elite high school running backs. He shows his versatility in catching the ball while at the same time displaying tough running and breakaway ability. It’s easy to see why he’s an elite prospect, Cowboy fans should be doing cartwheels about his commitment.

It may just be the #23 he sports for Abilene, but he reminds me a lot of Ronnie Brown. Here’s a look at Herschel in action so you can decide for yourself.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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