Reservoir senior James Simms

Reservoir senior James Simms has accepted a full scholarship to play football at Towson University. (Photo by Jen Rynda / March 11, 2013)

Reservoir senior James Simms scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds coming off the bench in the 3A East regional title game, leading the Gators to a 59-51 victory. As a forward for the basketball team, Simms is averaging over 5 points a game this winter. His real calling, though, is on the football field. He was named the Howard County Defensive Player of the Year this past fall and has accepted a full scholarship to play for Towson University next year.

James took some time out to catch up with us over the weekend about some of his interests off the field.

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TV show I can't miss:

The office and The Walking Dead

Favorite movie:

Forrest Gump

Favorite pump-up song:

Mula by Big Sean; Dreams and nightmares by Meek Mil; Started from the bottom by Drake.

Best moment as a high school athlete: 

As of right now winning regionals in basketball, but before that it was earning a full football scholarship to Towson.

Hobby I have that would surprise people:

I love to cook

Favorite pro athlete:

He's not a pro athlete, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for Terry Fox, who ran across Canada on one leg while fighting cancer.

Sport you're really bad at:

Probably would be soccer unless I'm goalie ... nobody would be scoring on me.

Dream vacation:

I've always wanted to try snowboarding, so somewhere in the mountains or chilling on a beach for a whole week.

Favorite place to eat:

Fogo de Chao

TV show you can't stand to watch:

FriendsZone on MTV

Funniest comedian right now:

Aziz Ansari. He's Halarious, you have to watch one of his shows.

Pepsi or Coke?

I prefer a Shirley Temple

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