Myles Sims, Ex-Wolverine

Myles Sims, Ex-Wolverine

April 19, 2019
Myles Sims (image via Wolverines Wire)

Rising redshirt freshman cornerback Myles Sims has entered the transfer portal, which likely means he will not be returning to the Wolverines.

Sims committed to Michigan in April of 2017 (LINK) and was an Under Armour All-American in the 2018 class (LINK). He ended up as a 4-star, the #17 cornerback, and #170 overall.

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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).


  1. Avatar
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    Apr 19, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    How much more this is he then Gray & Thomas? The Green twins?

  2. Lanknows
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    Apr 19, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    I hope CB is being prioritized in recruiting.

    • Lanknows
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      Apr 20, 2019 at 10:23 AM

      Given Thomas’ athleticism and how Michigan CBs have produced under Zordich I think there’s a pretty good chance he joins Hill in the NFL.

      With Sims and St.Juste gone, the 2020 depth chart badly needs some recruiting hits.

      Maybe JKP will help but it sounds like he might be a tweener in the negative sense.

  3. JC
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    Apr 19, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    I’m not terribly worried about cornerback depth. I do think we could use a stud in this recruiting class, but mgoblog’s reaction seems a litlte over the top. I didn’t want Sims to leave but I don’t think his departure is catastrophic.

    Now back to DTs. My word of the day toilet paper was optimism this morning. Chris Hinton and Mazi Smith are two players I think will be good ones, and will now be required to be good ones early. Jeter, Dwumfor and Kemp all have at least 2 years on campus. That’s 5 bodies total. With zero injuries on the DL that’s a good rotation for the two interior positions. Get Ben Mason up to 275 lbs and that’s 6 bodies. Add in Abercrumbie and we’re looking great!

    • Lanknows
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      Apr 20, 2019 at 10:24 AM

      FWIW Brown sounded optimistic about the DL.

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    Apr 19, 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Never really had a build for CB or S. After watching his All Star game I came away unimpressed by him. Afraid of contact and not quick enough to cover. Not shocked by his lack progress in the program.

    Obviously, I hope he turns it around but I didn’t really have very high expectations.

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