One year after arriving at Virginia as a ballyhooed transfer, quarterback Phillip Sims is looking for another school again.
Coach Mike London announced Friday that Sims is academically ineligible and will no longer be enrolled at school following the completion of the current summer session. In a statement, London did not mince words as to why Sims, a former five-star recruit from Chesapeake, Va., won’t be with the program going forward.
“The thing we tell the young men who come to the University of Virginia to receive a world-class education and play for our football program is pretty simple,” London said. “Go to class. Show class and treat people with dignity and respect. Those directions are pretty easy to follow and they will lead you on a path of success.
“When an individual strays from those directions, it is very disappointing to me. Phillip Sims did not make the commitment he needed to succeed here. I appreciate his efforts last season. He is a very talented young man who is blessed with some extraordinary athletic abilities. I still believe Phillip Sims can and will be a successful person. We will do what we can to assist Phillip in continuing his academic and athletic opportunities elsewhere.”