Hometown: Lynchburg, Va
High School: Jefferson Forest HS
Dylan Sims was an All-State Kicker and punter, and was recruited by the Hokies, Hoos and ECU Pirates (all as a recruited walk-on). His career long was a 49 yard FG, and he was 50-of-50 on PATs as a senior.
With Drew Jarrett moving on, the PK job is an open competition. Ian Frye certainly has a leg up, as he was 3-5 on FGs and 5-5 on PATs last year. Frye also handled KOs, although he did not perform particularly well there.
Frye has a big leg, which is probably why he handled the KOs last year. Sims, in this video, shows off his leg. He boots a 60 yard FG, and he shows off many 70+ yard KOs. Even if Frye wins the PK job (or perhaps, especially if Frye wins the PK job), Sims could end up handling KOs.
Most likely, Frye will begin the year as the kicker, but Sims will get some chances as well. With the Hoos having offered a scholarship to PK Gary Wunderlich for next year (and having that offer accepted), this year may be Sims' only chance to be the #1 PK.