Social media reacts to Georgia football landing 5-star offensive tackle Amarius Mims
COCHRAN, Georgia — It was another good day for the Georgia Bulldogs on the recruiting trail, as the Bulldogs secured the services of 5-star offensive tackle Amarius Mims.
Georgia beat out Alabama and Tennessee for Mims. He is the No. 6 overall player in the 247Sports Composite rankings for the class and the No. 2 offensive tackle. He is also the No. 1 overall player in the state of Georgia. If Mims finishes with that ranking, it would be the first time that Georgia landed the No. 1 player in the state under Kirby Smart.
“I just felt comfortable in Athens. I feel comfortable around the coaches, comfortable around the players,” Mims said of his decision. “I feel like I fit in there.”
Mims is the second 5-star prospect in the class, joining quarterback Brock Vandagriff. The Bulldogs now have the No. 7 class in the country and 16 commitments. Mims is the eighth in-state commitment for the Bulldogs in the cycle. Georgia has commitments from four of the top-10 players in the state of Georgia.
Mims plays for Bleckley County High School in Cochran, Ga.,
Amarius Mims explains his commitment to Georgia football
Mims is the fourth offensive line commit to join the class, as the Bulldogs also have commitments from Micah Morris, Dylan Fairchild and Jared Wilson. The Bulldogs signed seven offensive linemen in the 2020 class. Mims is the highest committed offensive line prospect that Georgia has landed under Smart.
“Mims and I go way back,” Morris said of his relationship with Georgia’s newest commitment. “Mims and [Terrence Ferguson] and I have all been boys for like at least three years now. We’ve all been the top offensive lineman in Georgia for our class. So we’ve all known each other at camps and on visits. We always speak and laugh and always have a great time together.”
“But as far as him coming to Georgia we definitely want and need Mims at the University of Georgia. I’ve expressed that to him multiple times. With him on one side and me at the other, what more do you want? What more do you need? I just try to lay out the plan for us on the offensive line we could be running everything. Running the show. We could be so great together.”
Landing Mims was a big win for offensive line coach Matt Luke, who took over for former offensive line coach Sam Pittman in December. Following the announcement, a number of Georgia coaches including Luke and Smart reacted to the recruiting win.
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) October 14, 2020
— Dan Lanning (@CoachDanLanning) October 14, 2020
— Charlton Warren (@CoachCwarren) October 14, 2020
— Eddie Gordon (@CoachEGordon) October 14, 2020
Dawgs just got better! #GreatWallofGeorgia
— Matt Luke (@CoachMattLuke) October 14, 2020
— Cam Lemons (@CamLemons_UGA) October 14, 2020
A number of Georgia recruits as well celebrated the commitment. Vandagriff played an instrumental role in helping land Mims.
“He didn’t know yet, but he knows now,” Mims said with a big smile on his face about Vandagriff learning of his commitment.
— brock 🌊 (@BrockVandagriff) October 14, 2020
COMMITED!!! GO DAWGS❤️🖤 pic.twitter.com/sXbvXTPKmd
— 〽️ I 〽️ S (@amarius_mims) October 14, 2020
Let’s MFs GOOOOOO🔴⚫️
— Lovasea Carroll (@LovaseaC) October 14, 2020
— Pearce Spurlin III (@PearceSpurlin) October 14, 2020
— TID𝟿3🤠 (@TINGDAWK90) October 14, 2020
The addition of another 5-star prospect in the class also earned praise from many in the national media to go along with the number of Georgia fans.
Five-star OT Amarius Mims of Cochran (Ga.) Bleckley County, the No. 6 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, has committed to Georgia over Tennessee, Alabama and others. The Bulldogs keep the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia home.
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) October 14, 2020
— UGA Supporters (@Support_UGA) October 14, 2020
— AXactly (@DawgAXactly) October 14, 2020
Congrats lil bro @amarius_mims ✌🏾🎸
— Panda🐼 (@_LayZay_) October 14, 2020
— AXactly (@DawgAXactly) October 14, 2020
He’s got his future in the palms of his hands…
— Bleckley Co. Football (@RoyalsFootball1) October 14, 2020
This will be a good week for DAWGNATION, Amarius Mims commits today, followed by a Georgia win over BAMA Saturday . Life is good!! 🐶🐶🐶 pic.twitter.com/8t74S1uJYt
— 🔑LEE Ring🐶 (@HBTFD1) October 14, 2020
5* OT Amarius Mims, the #1 Player in GA for 2021, has committed to UGA over Bama, Auburn, FSU and Tennessee.
The second major victory Kirby Smart has won over Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols this week!
The 6'7" 315 OT is a major haul for Matt Luke.
— GATA Dawgs (@BassinDawg) October 14, 2020
BREAKING: 5 🌟 OT @amarius_mims has just Committed to the University of Georgia!
Mims, the #6 Player in the Class of 2021, chose the Bulldogs over Alabama and Tennessee
With the addition of Mims, Georgia moves up from #14 to #7 in the 2021 National Team Rankings. pic.twitter.com/8ljTIfzlwq
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) October 14, 2020
From Sam Pittman to Matt Luke, #Georgia is still racking up blue-chip offensive linemen, five-star Amarius Mims the latest to commit. More on how the #Bulldogs continue to reload on the offensive front here: https://t.co/IMW2n0Dvez
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) October 14, 2020
5-⭐️ Offensive Lineman Amarius Mims out of Cochran, Ga has committed to the Dawgs, choosing UGA over Tennessee.
He becomes the highest rated commit of the current UGA 2021 class. pic.twitter.com/skj2GF8Y3x
— 960 The Ref (@960theref) October 14, 2020
For many Georgia fans, they are hoping this is the first win of the week over the Crimson Tide, as the two sides play each other on Saturday. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS. Alabama currently has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for the 2020 recruiting cycle.
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