As Michigan reels over the loss of four senior starters in their secondary, their future at the position strengthens.
Four-star cornerback Myles Sims, a native to what most consider SEC territory Atlanta, Georgia, announced his commitment to Big Blue via Twitter on Friday.
I am happy to say that I have OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN #BlueBloods #GoBlue #MyJourney #TRUTH 〽️ pic.twitter.com/27nS8mPcrO— SPIDER (@simsmyles) April 7, 2017
Considered the No. 11 cornerback and No. 80 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class (Scout), Sims received offers from SEC powerhouses including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Georgia. He, however, opted against joining said schools after seeing the likes of Ann Arbor on an unofficial visit in March.
Sims is now the fourth student-athlete of the 2018 class to commit to Michigan, joining four-star recruits Aidan Hutchinson (DE), Emil Ekiyor (OG), and fellow Georgia native Otis Reese (OLB). The Wolverines’ slew of 2018 commits has pushed their class ranking to 16th in the nation, per Scout.
Listed just above 6-feet, 2-inches, Sims is a long cornerback prospect who could earn reps at both cornerback and safety because of his size. Adding Sims to the Wolverines’ already star-studded defense should bode well for the team moving forward, especially if he can prove both dominant and versatile within Michigan's secondary over the course of his career.
We’ll have more on Sims later in the day.