5-star OT, SEC target, Amarius Mims pushes up commitment date
After previously planning to commit on his birthday (Oct. 14), 5-star Bleckley County (Georgia) offensive tackle Amarius Mims has decided to push his announcement up. He announced Sunday that he will now commit on Aug. 15.
On April 1, Mims revealed a top 10 in order which included Tennessee (No. 10), Florida (No. 9), Auburn (No. 5), LSU (No. 4), Georgia (No. 2) and Alabama (No. 1).
247Sports Crystal Ball, however, suggests the Tide may not lead. Seven recruiting experts have logged predictions for where Mims will sign and all 7 are for Georgia.
Whether it’s the Dawgs, Crimson Tide or another program, one team will be getting the No. 2 offensive tackle and No. 6 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2021 according to the 247Sports Composite. National 247Sports writer Charles Power sees the potential for Mims to be a high NFL Draft pick:
Possesses an elite combination of size and length for an offensive tackle. Has rare length by way of long arms and big hands along with a sturdy build with room to add some muscle to his frame. On the hoof, looks as good as you could hope for at this stage for an offensive tackle prospect. Already is over 300 pounds without much bad weight. Shows his athletic ability while playing both ways at offensive tackle and defensive end. Moves well at the second level, using quick feet and his length to get his hands on linebackers. Shows good flexibility and bends at the knees. Has some pop in his hands and easily plants opposing defensive linemen on contact. Will need to continue getting stronger and refining his pass set technique. Looks to have a very high upside early on and should develop into a top national prospect. Has the ultimate upside of developing into a multi-year starter at the Power 5 level and eventual high NFL Draft pick.
Mims is slated to take part in both the Under Armour All-American Game and Polynesian Bowl as a high school all-star.
i will be committing AUG. 15th!!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS🙂
— 〽️ I 〽️ S (@amarius_mims) July 5, 2020