Georgia Tech football on Tuesday afternoon landed a major commitment in Michigan transfer Myles Sims.
Not too long ago, the Georgia Tech football program landed Antonneous Clayton as a transfer. The former five-star defensive end transferred to The Flats from Florida. While it has yet to be determined if he will be eligible for this upcoming season.
On Tuesday, the Jackets landed another big name transfer. This time it’s former Michigan Wolverine, Myles Sims a former four-star cornerback prospect out of Westlake High School, just 30 mins away from The Flats.
The 2018 prospect decided to enter the transfer portal in April after spending two seasons with the Wolverines. He originally committed to the Wolverines over other programs such as Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, and Ohio State among others. The Jackets did offer Sims out of high school but were never a major player in his recruitment. Now, with the new coaching staff under head coach Geoff Collins, Sims decided that Georgia Tech was the place for him to be.
Sims according to his 247Sports profile does have the ability to play both cornerback and safety at the collegiate level. With Sims, the Jackets now have 10 scholarship cornerbacks on the roster, if he plays safety for the Jackets, it will give them 6 safeties. Either way, the Jackets have 15 scholarship defensive backs now with Sims.
Sims at this time will be required to sit out the 2019 season but could very well apply for immediate eligibility via a waiver. Since Sims hometown is within the magical 100-mile radius that the NCAA loves to use when making their decision, Sims could have a good chance to be eligible right away. Though once again, it’s the NCAA and there seems to be no actual concrete way they decide to make decisions.
Either way, Sims is a major pickup for the Yellow Jackets and one who could be a game changer in the Jackets secondary. He’s the fourth major transfer pickup of the Geoff Collins era joining Clayton mentioned above, WR Marquez Ezzard, and TE Tyler Davis.