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Michigan CB Myles Sims enters transfer portal, what it means

Sims is interested in transferring, but he’s not gone yet

NCAA Football: Air Force at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Per multiple reports, Michigan redshirt freshman cornerback Myles Sims has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

The 6-3, 183-pound former 4-star recruit enters the portal, which has only existed since October 2018. The portal “allows a student to inform his or her current school of a desire to transfer, then requires that school to enter the student’s name into a national transfer database within two business days. Once the student-athlete’s name is in the database, other coaches are free to contact that individual.”

Just because Sims name is in the transfer portal doesn’t necessarily mean that he ultimately transfers. However, as Steve Lorenz noted “with transfer portal information leaking, players that might have been merely exploring their options could end up feeling undue pressure to go through with a transfer. In the future, it might discourage some players from entering the transfer portal to begin with for fear of blowback.”

What makes the transfer portal interesting is how information gets leaked. It seems inevitable that opposing teams would be glad to tell the media a player from a rival team has entered the portal. I’m not saying that is the case here whatsoever, but this may be something the NCAA didn’t factor in much when creating the portal.

Cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich spoke about Sims earlier this week, saying “Myles has just got to be more consistent. He put together a couple nice practices, but he’s got to stay and get better every day. He has the skill set. He’s just got to get more consistent.”