2024 four-star DL Xadavien Sims to go across state lines and play prep ball in Oklahoma



As first reported by OUInsider’s Brandon Drum on Saturday afternoon, Four Stars 2024 DL Zadavian Sims He is set to bring his talents across the Red River in his final two years in high school football.


The 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive lineman spent the first two seasons of his junior career at Denison High School in Texas, but has now been approved to transfer to Durant (Okla.) High School in time for the junior season in the fall of 2022. Sims, ranked 79th in the 247Sports Composite Rankings for the 2024 class, immediately became the best player on the course at Oklahoma State. Previously, the only potential 2024 national-ranked player from Soner State was a five-star defensive lineman. David Stone, but he transferred to the IMG Academy last winter, and thus was officially named a Florida candidate. The Sims now gives the country its sole representative in the Top247 for the Class of 2024.

(Photo: Parker Thun, 247 Sports)


He currently has seven FBS shows, five of which are from Power 5 institutions. Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Michigan State, and California State University top the current list of contenders for the Sims commitment. Sims was also an outstanding track athlete, recording a discus throw of over 133 feet in diameter and over 38 feet in diameter as a freshman. Although he stands out as a next-level 3-tech, he’s remarkably athletic and nimble in terms of potential for his size, and can be found playing quarterback in a 7v7 circuit throughout the spring.


At Durant, Sims might team up well with one of the most physically predictable 2026 prospects in the country, like 6ft 4, 225lbs. Colton Yarbro He is likely to score and play his new season with the Lions. Yarbrough currently owns a pair of Power 5 offerings from Vanderbilt and Arkansas.


The Sooners have hosted Sims on campus a few times, most recently for their Spring Match on April 23. Received the long-awaited scholarship offer from Oklahoma and Todd Bates Shortly before the start of the match.


“The atmosphere in Norman was buzzing as usual,” Sims told 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong after the spring game. “I loved talking to wonderful alumni like Baker Mayfield And communicate with the players after the match. The highlight of the day on campus was when Coach Bates introduced me. You know we have a great relationship and I hope it continues to grow. The relationship between me and OU is definitely growing and may continue to grow.”


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