Atlanta, Ga.--A talented 2018 defensive back and a frequent visitor to check out the Auburn Tigers, Myles Sims from Westlake High was back for another recent visit and left no doubt he’s a player to watch in next year’s class.
Long and athletic, Sims more than held his own in coverage at the cornerback position against some of the best wide receivers in the South. That combined with his physical play makes him a top target for the Tigers, something he’s excited about after getting to see more from the program on his trip.
“The camp allowed me to show my talents, show my ability to the coaches, and also get coaching from them to incorporate into my game,” Sims said. “I thought I got a chance to do that.
“I like how they deal with their athletes,” he added of the program. “They just don’t leave them to the curb.”
Getting plenty of coaching up from Wesley McGriff in the secondary, Sims said he enjoyed that aspect of the camp and can see why Coach Crimedog is so well respected in the coaching community.
“I like his energy,” Sims said. “He’s just like my coaches and my father as well. It’s very easy to cope with him and be coachable under him. I really like him a lot.”
With guys like Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean on the roster and expected to play key roles at cornerback this season, Auburn is already showing how much it likes bigger cornerbacks. While he’s rated as a safety, Sims has the skills to stay outside and he said that’s what he believes is his ticket to the next level.
“I love corner,” Sims said. “I love showing my ability and my length. Locking people down is a good feeling.
“If I stay at corner I might have a shot for the NFL. I think my size is an advantage at the position because it’s still rare nowadays.”
Still looking at Clemson and Georgia along with Auburn as his early top group of schools, Sims said at the moment he’s focusing on his junior year and getting ready knowing that the recruiting side of things will take care of itself.
“I’m just taking my time right now and enjoying the process,” Sims said. “I don’t want to rush any decisions or anything. I just want to enjoy it since it’s once in a lifetime.”