Five-Star Vol Target Announces Commitment Date

    by -

    One of Tennessee’s top targets in the 2021 recruiting class now knows when he’ll be committing.

    Amarius Mims, one of the top offensive tackles in the 2021 cycle, took to Twitter to announce that he will be committing to his college of choice in just over a month on August 15th.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Mims is the No. 6 overall prospect, No. 2 offensive tackle, and No. 1 recruit in the state of Georgia. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound tackle plays for Bleckley County in Cochran, Georgia.

    Tennessee was one of the first SEC schools to extend an offer to Mims, giving him a scholarship offer on January 31, 2019. The Vols made Mims’ list of 10 finalists back on April 1st, joining Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Clemson, Oklahoma, Oregon, Auburn, Florida, and Florida State.

    Both Alabama and Georgia seem to be the favorites in the race to land Mims’ commitment, but the Vols have been a consistent competitor for the top prospect in the state of Georgia. Tennessee offensive line coach Will Friend is Mims’ primary recruiter.

    When you turn on Mims’ film, it’s easy to see why he’s so highly-coveted. He’s an aggressive mauler with an imposing frame. He can move well and blows up defenders with ease. He’s especially dominant when run blocking, but he’s not a slouch as a pass blocker, either. Mims has long arms and elite size and length.

    Right now, Tennessee has 23 commitments in their 2021 class, a class that ranks fourth nationally and No. 1 in the SEC. But the Vols have a need for offensive linemen as they look to fill out the class, as UT only has one offensive lineman committed to them currently. Three-star North Carolina offensive tackle Colby Smith is the Vols’ lone OL commit.



    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.