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Georgia Tech adds transfer Myles Sims from Michigan

After one season at Michigan, Westlake High grad Myles Sims has decided to return to Atlanta to transfer to Georgia Tech. 

Sims has enrolled for summer classes, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Sims, who was a four-star cornerback and rated the No. 170 player in his class in the country (247Sports Composite) made the announcement Tuesday via his Twitter account. Sims redshirted the 2018 season and submitted his name into the transfer portal in mid-April following spring practice at Michigan, where he faced fierce competition to get onto the depth chart. 

As Sims redshirted last season, he has four seasons of eligibility remaining. If he were to follow the standard transfer procedure, he would have to sit out the 2019 season and then have three seasons of eligibility. However, it’s likely that he’ll seek a hardship waiver, which, if granted, would enable him to play immediately and play four seasons.

In his tweet, Sims, listed at 6-foot-3, 183 pounds, wrote that he was coming home “for personal reasons.”

He figures to be a significant addition for coach Geoff Collins, who has one cornerback spot secured by Tre Swilling. The opposite spot is up in the air.

He is the fifth player to transfer in to Tech since Collins’ hire in December. There are two grad transfers – tight end Tyler Davis and offensive lineman Jared Southers – and three standard transfers, all from the state of Georgia – defensive lineman Antonneous Clayton (Florida, from Dooly County High) wide receiver Marquez Ezzard (Miami, from Stockbridge High) and Sims.

Like Sims, Clayton and Ezzard were both four-star prospects (247Sports Composite) coming out of high school.

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