The Georgia Tech football program received good news about one of their transfers on Wednesday when Michigan transfer Myles Sims was ruled eligible to play in 2019.
Georgia Tech cornerback Myles Sims will be eligible to play in 2019 starting on Thursday night against the Clemson Tigers. Sims, who transferred to Tech this offseason from Michigan received the good news on Wednesday that he had won his appeal after the NCAA initially declined his waiver to play immediately in 2019.
The Atlanta native was originally a four-star recruit in the 2018 recruiting cycle and was considered a top-200 prospect nationally. The Westlake High School standout committed to the Wolverines over 35 other scholarship offers including Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson among other top programs nationally.
Now that Sims is eligible, the Yellow Jackets secondary has received a massive boost and one that an impact will be felt immediately within. While Sims wasn’t on the Jackets original “Above the Line” report that was published on Sunday, it would be shocking if Sims didn’t see the field against Clemson. The former Wolverine was on campus for the entire summer session and was able to get plenty of work in with the Jackets.
Sims appeared in only one game with the Wolverines last year, their season opener against Notre Dame. In that game, Sims recorded two tackles, one solo tackle, and one assisted tackle. At 6-foot-3, Sims has great size and length for a cornerback and is arguably the most talented member of the secondary for the Jackets. There may be an adjustment period early on for Sims but within a few weeks, we should see Sims true impact on the Jackets defense.
Additionally, while the Jackets did receive good news about Myles Sims, they did receive unfortunate news that Flordia transfer Antonneous Clayton did not win his appeal and will have to sit out for the entire 2019 campaign.
Sims and the Yellow Jackets will kick off their 2019 season on Thursday night against the defending national champions, the Clemson Tigers.