Frisco (Texas) Lone Star wideout Marvin Mims has enjoyed a spectacular senior campaign. That on-the-field success has led to a major change of heart in terms of his future.
Mims, who committed to Stanford over the summer after a visit out to Palo Alto, has flipped to Oklahoma, furthering the Sooners' impressive haul of receivers and top talent out of the Lone Star State.
Mims made a visit out to Norman last month, which demonstrated that he was still exploring at least one of his other options. Before pledging to The Cardinal, Mims had the Sooners on his shortlist of teams he was high on for the bulk of his recruitment.
Add Mims to an impressive haul of pass-catchers in Oklahoma's 2020 class. He joins four-star Davon Graham and three-stars Trevon West and Brian Darby. Mims is the 10th Texas native in this collection.
HOW IT UNFOLDED
Mims was down to Notre Dame and TCU midway through the spring, but continued to maintain an open line of communication with the Sooners and Arizona State. That didn't stop Mims from continuing to make the short trek up to Norman and from reading in between the lines, Mims also kept a close eye on an opportunity to jump into Oklahoma's class.
Over the summer, TCU made a hard push and even compelled a FutureCast pick in July. The commitment never transpired and Mims, instead, made a trip out West to Stanford and committed by the time he returned home to Dallas.
Mims has put together a monster senior season for Frisco Lone Star, setting multiple records and reaching numerous benchmarks in the process of leading an offense to unprecedented heights. That has grabbed the attention of universities all over, namely Oklahoma, which got Mims on campus for an official visit in October for the West Virginia game.
Over the past month, that push has resonated with both sides leading to Mims’ flip this weekend. Oklahoma has enjoyed a ton of success recruiting the Dallas/Fort Worth area and stopped by Frisco Lone Star to check on Mims this past week. That was enough to flip Mims to Oklahoma and add another dangerous pass-catcher to the Sooners’ offense.
This season, Mims amassed his 20th career 100-yard receiving game for Lone Star High, far and away a record for the program. Mims' success on Friday nights have become somewhat routine in 2020 as the talented wide receiver.
Mims does not blow you away with measurables. He's just taller than 6-foot and has a 40 time north of 4.6, but he shines from a technical angle that has allowed to be almost unguardable this entire season.
It begins with Mims' release off the line. He has fantastic quickness and physicality to break away from opposing defensive backs. What he lacks is top-end track speed he makes up for with quickness off the line and out of his breaks, and has enough speed to create separation consistently.
Mims is a polished route-runner and has sure hands and a solid catch radius. This season, Mims has made a handful of difficult grabs over the top of defenders, on 50-50 balls or in traffic and has found ways to hold on for huge gains. He also makes plays in the middle of the field, vertically and in the return game.
While he currently sits as a three-star prospect in the top-100 in Texas, Mims is in line for a serious rankings boost in the next installment of the Rivals national and state rankings.