RECRUITING Update: Elite OT In Tallahassee For Official Visit According To Report
Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Amarius Mims (65) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

RECRUITING Update: Elite OT In Tallahassee For Official Visit According To Report

Elite OT Transfer in Tallahassee For Official Visit

Georgia Bulldogs transfer offensive tackle Amarius Mims has arrived to Tallahasse for his first visit since officially entering the NCAA transfer portal on Sunday, April 10 according to a report from Josh Newberg of Noles 24/7. Mims, who is 6-foot-7, 330-pounds, is a former five-star prospect from the 2021 cycle.  

Freshman Season

In Mims freshman campaign, he recorded 121 snaps for national champions, grading out at 73.5 by PFF. This is a very strong grade for a first-year offensive lineman, especially when considering grades between 50-59.9 are considered “average,” and higher snap counts improve the grades of players, which would not benefit Mims in this case. 

With Mims slated to back-up the veteran presences of Broderick Jones and Warren McClendon at either offensive tackle spot, the former top-10 overall prospect is looking for a transfer destination with immediate playing time available. 

Transfer Portal Recruitment

Florida State is viewed as a top contender for Mims talents since entering the portal, as FSU Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Alex Atkins held a very strong relationship with the elite prospect out of high school. Mims was the top target on the offensive line for the 2021 cycle, and though FSU won only 3 games in the 2021 season, Atkins kept a close bond with Mims in case this very scenario occurred. 

Getting Mims on campus is as good of a development possible. More visits could follow but getting him on campus is a vital step forward in potentially landing his talents. FSU being the first school to land a visit from Mims in his portal recruitment could also prove advantageous, as the Seminoles’ staff will attempt to make this his last. 

Other schools reportedly involved with Mims since entering the transfer portal are Miami, Texas, Ohio State, and potential many more. 

-Dane Draper