October 06, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars running back Charles Sims (5) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the North Texas Mean Green at Robertson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Former Houston Cougars RB Charles Sims Transfers to West Virginia

There was some discussion that former Houston Cougars senior running back Charles Sims would consider entering the NFL this summer by way of the Supplemental Draft, but news came out today that he will stay in college. According to multiple reports, Sims will be transferring to the West Virginia Mountaineers program to complete his college career.

Unlike most transfers, Sims will not be forced to redshirt a season.

Since he graduated from Houston earlier this spring, he is eligible to play immediate for Dana Holgorsen’s West Virginia squad. You can expect him to compete for significant playing time from day one, as well.

The connection to Houston is there with the West Virginia program. Holgorsen was the Houston head coach from 2008-2009, where he likely played a role in recruiting Sims to the Cougars program before ultimately bolting for West Virginia.

Sims is a great student and an exceptional player, so this is a big get for the Mountaineers and you could see the move paying off from day one.

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