Rising redshirt freshman cornerback Myles Sims has entered the transfer portal, which likely means he will not be returning to the Wolverines.
Hit the jump for more.
I gave him a final TTB Rating of 83 (LINK), but he needed some time to develop. He was reed-thin coming out of high school, and Mike Zordich is one of the best cornerback coaches in the business if you give him time to work out the kinks. I don’t think Sims did, though. He was always going to be behind Lavert Hill, and now ballyhooed recruit Ambry Thomas, a junior, is stepping into the other starting cornerback job.
We were put on alert that Sims might not be panning out when he was surpassed by classmate Vincent Gray, who was an afterthought as a recruit. Then this spring, Sims switched from #6 to #46, which . . . is not a desirable number for a cornerback. Or anyone, really. That seemed to be another indication that he was not going to be able to see the field with anything but a number that nobody else wanted. (On a side note, former Oregon State and NFL running back Steven Jackson said he picked #39 because nobody had ever really made a mark wearing that number, and he wanted to make it his own. I wonder why that doesn’t happen more often.)
Sims is the first member of the 2018 class to give up on the Wolverines. The cornerback depth chart now consists of Hill, Thomas, Gray, Jaylen Kelly-Powell, Gemon Green, and Jalen Perry, plus incoming freshman D.J. Turner II.
Here’s a look at the 2019 scholarship count with Sims removed from the equation (LINK).
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