Something to watch going forward will be the football recruiting relationship between Nebraska and Fort Scott Community College now that head coach Jeff Sims is leaving the school in the Little Ozarks region of southeast Kansas.
According to the FSCC website, Sims has resigned his position to become head of recruiting at Indiana.
Since February 2009, NU has signed receiver Brandon Kinnie, linebacker Lavonte David, offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick and receiver Stanley Jean-Baptiste out of Fort Scott.
Sims told me last summer: “I really think the whole pipeline, or whatever you want to call it, has been developed off relationships. If I care about a kid, I’m going to send him somewhere where I know I trust the people. I trust Nebraska, and that’s why my guys go up there.”
Sims previously had worked with NU defensive coordinator Carl Pelini at Minnesota State-Mankato. The MSU head coach at the time was Jeff Jamrog, now Nebraska’s assistant athletic director for football operations.
Fort Scott offensive coordinator Curtis Horton will take over as head coach of the Greyhounds. Horton joined Sims’ staff in 2007.
At Indiana, Sims will join a staff that includes former Nebraska assistant Mike Ekeler, who was named the Hoosiers’ co-defensive coordinator last December.