In the current recruiting cycle, the UMHB football team has now brought two transfers from rival D-III programs, as the Crusaders look to reload for the 2022 season under head coach Larry Harmon.
On Friday, University of Mount Union transfer Trevon Sims announced his commitment to UMHB for the upcoming season, having officially entered the transfer portal on Dec. 27, 2021. A defensive lineman, he adds to an already-stacked defensive front entering the upcoming year, which is anticipated to include at least two starters from 2021, as well as a number of Class of 2021 high school commits and Hardin-Simmons transfer Caleb Bell.
Sims, a native of Beaumont, Texas, returns to the Lone Star State following his junior season with the Purple Raiders. He tallied three total tackles in 2021, two of which were solo, and played in six contests. Sims also played in an April 14 game against Heidelberg during the abbreviated 2020 campaign, and comes to Belton with two years of eligibility remaining.
“My decision to commit to UMHB just felt like it was meant to be,” Sims told True To The Cru. “After meeting with the coaches and professors, I knew it was the right decision for me. And one thing that stuck out to me was that the program’s goals really align with the same things that I value; trust, commitment, and care.”
During his prep career at West Brook High School, the 6’3, 240 lb helped the Bruins to a 6A State Championship Game appearance as a senior in 2018.
He joins a defense that ranked third in the nation in points allowed per game in 2021 (10 PPG) and limited opponents to a conversion rate of just 28 percent. The Crusaders went 15-0 in 2021, the team’s last season under head coach Pete Fredenburg, who retired in January.