Jordan Mims, a cornerback from Pascagoula, Miss., is among the latest to receive a scholarship offer from Louisville. Last week, the 6-foot, 170-pound prospect attended camp at U of L and quickly became a top performer.
"The camp was awesome and the coaches really pushed me out of my comfort zone," he told Cardinal Authority. "They liked my coverage skills, speed and the fact I was able to understand the plays."
His efforts resulted in his first scholarship offer. U of L assistant Terrell Buckley, a Pascagoula alum and recent inductee into the Pascagoula Hall of Fame, reached out to Mims to inform him that he had an offer from the Cardinals program.
"It was humbling because he was one of the best corners in the league and I think I can learn a lot from him," said Mims. "It feels great because my hard work is paying off."
Mims, who recorded over 40 tackles last season and didn't give up a passing touchdown, is also drawing interest from Alcorn State, Mississippi State and Samford. He has plans to camp at Ole Miss and Samford, plus visits with UCF and South Alabama.
"The recruiting process is like a waiting game you just have to do your best at camps and hope that the school likes you enough to offer," he explained.
U of L freshman receiver Jaylen Smith is also a product of Pascagoula High School. Pascagoula 2017 running back prospect Reginald Hunter, a cousin of Smith's, also received an offer following his performance at Louisville's camp.