The rising fifth-year senior, with his family, released a statement to CougarsDen.com saying he will not return to the team for his final season and will explore his options, be it at another school or possibly in the NFL supplemental draft.
The reason for his departure is unknown.
"It is with regret and deep humbling that I am ending my playing career at the University of Houston," Sims' statement read. "I have a lot of great memories that I will carry with me forever. I want to thank the University of Houston for allowing the opportunity to be a part of its football program. I have worked extremely hard while I have been here at U of H and made every attempt to carry myself in a manner that would reflect the utmost integrity upon the school and this program."
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