After news broke that former Michigan defensive back Myles Sims entered his name into the transfer portal in April, it seemed only natural that a college near his high school (Westlake High School in Atlanta) would be interested. Low and behold, he has now announced that he will be transferring to Georgia Tech!
#TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/5SrQNLgnsR— SPIDER (@simsmyles) May 14, 2019
Standing at 6-foot-3, 183 pounds, Sims is a big addition to the Yellow Jackets secondary. As a high school recruit, he was rated as a four-star by both Rivals (5.9) and the 247 Sports Composite (0.9312). He boasted offers from some no-name schools like Alabama and Clemson, but ultimately signed with the Wolverines.
As a freshman, Sims redshirted and did not appear in any games. That means that if he is able to get a waiver approved, he would have four full years of eligibility; otherwise, he will have three, which is still pretty good.
Nicknamed “Spider,” Sims has really good length and is able to go up and knock passes out of the air or come down with them himself. From watching his film, I think he will end up at safety. Geoff Collins will be employing a lot more press-man coverage, and I think Sims would be a better fit dropping back and letting the play come to him.
Regardless of what position he ends up, it will be a tough fight for playing time. The Yellow Jackets have spent the last several years bringing in some talented players to the defensive backfield, and now Collins has added one more body to the group.
Welcome to the Flats!