5-Star OT Prospect Amarius Mims Commits to Georgia over Alabama, Tennessee

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 14, 2020

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Georgia added a huge piece for the future after 2021 prospect Amarius Mims committed to the football program Wednesday.

Radi Nabulsi @RadiNabulsi

BREAKING: The No. 2 player in the nation, 5-star offensive tackle Amarius Mims, has committed to #UGA over Tennessee and childhood favorite Alabama. Full coverage: https://t.co/pSQ0OwTP4o https://t.co/Ef3fOW2uny

Mims is part of an impressive recruiting class for the Bulldogs already:

Tom VanHaaren @TomVH

ESPN 300 offensive lineman Amarius Mims has committed to #Georgia, he’s the No. 18 ranked prospect overall. #Dawgs now have 11 ESPN 300 commits, 5 of which are offensive linemen. @amarius_mims https://t.co/ZkD7x2canE

The offensive tackle, at 6'7" and 315 pounds, has the size to make a major impact. It helped him become a 5-star prospect who is rated the No. 2 offensive tackle and sixth-best overall player in the class, per 247Sports.

Mims has turned heads with his impressive athleticism at his size after lining up at several other positions in his high school career. Chad Simmons of Rivals.com compared him to NFL Pro Bowler Laremy Tunsil.

"Mims grew up playing defensive end and tight end, so he's still learning the position, but when you talk about bend, size, athleticism, feet, length—all those traits you look for in an elite offensive tackle—Tunsil is a great comparison," Simmons wrote in 2019.

With more time to work on his technique, the Georgia native has continued to improve and now has a chance to make an impact early in his college career.

Though most offensive linemen redshirt in order to gain enough physicality to handle the college game, Mims has a chance to see playing time as a true freshman. The commitment is a major boost for Georgia, which relies on the big bodies up front to help generate offense. 

Losing former offensive line coach Sam Pittman to Arkansas initially seemed like it could hurt this recruitment, but Mims decided to stay local for his college career.

Mims will try to make an impact for a team looking to compete with the best in the SEC and beyond.