Former four-star cornerback Myles Sims was a big piece in the Michigan’s Class of 2018. But after one season with the Wolverines, it looks like he plans to spend the rest of his college career close to home.
On Tuesday, Sims announced that he would be continuing college at Georgia Tech University. He stated that personal reasons led him to make the decision to attend a school near his hometown.
Coming out of high school in 2018, Sims was the No. 170 overall prospect in the country, per 247Sports. He was the No. 17 cornerback in the country, and the No. 22 prospect from the state of Georgia.
Sims recorded two tackles for the Wolverines before redshirting last season.
— SPIDER (@simsmyles) May 14, 2019
Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sims is likely to seek a hardship waiver. If granted, he would be eligible to play up to four more years of college football without having to sit out 2019.
Sims marks a massive addition for newly-minted Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins.
The Yellow Jackets finished 7-6 overall last season (5-3 in the ACC), losing the Quick Lane Bowl to Minnesota in Paul Johnson’s final game as a head coach.
The ACC Coastal division is largely up for grabs next year, so a great pass defense will be absolutely critical in any team trying to beat out defending ACC champion Clemson.