Hinds CC WR Javon Wims holds three offers with SEC schools lurking

The Mississippi junior college system boasts a proud legacy of football success stories. The MACJC may be about to add another chapter with the rise of Hinds Community College wideout Javon Wims. After signing with Belhaven out of Miami's Edward White High School, the south Florida native is one of the top junior college prospects in the region.

"I have an uncle that lives on the Mississippi gulf coast," Wims explained. "He knew Coach (Dwike) Wilson and he called him to see if they had a spot for me. It all worked out and I moved here in January. Coming to Hinds has been the best decision of my life."

Several major college programs have taken notice of Wims as he has emerged as one of the top playmakers for the Eagle offense. Through five games, Wims leads the team with 27 catches, 498 yards and six scores. 

"I have offers right now from South Alabama, North Texas and Southern Miss," Wims said. "Those are the only ones who have offered, but I have started hearing from some other schools too. I have had some interest from Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi State just started messaging me on twitter."

While the offers form the Power 5 conferences have not arrived, there is talk that those options may be on the way sooner rather than later.

"Right now, there all just trying to get me to come to one of their homes games, so we can meet and we will just go from there," Wims said. "A lot of them are just waiting to see how I do this season. I feel like I am playing pretty good right now, but I could still do some things better."

The adjustment from south Florida to central Mississippi may have taken some getting used to, but the move to the Magnolia State appears to suit the Miami, Florida native. 

"I am actually doing a little better than I expected to do this season," Wims. "I have always had confidence in my abilities, but my coaches are putting me in a position to make plays. They are giving me the opportunities to play and help the team. I owe them a lot of the credit for how things have gone this season."

As the regular season nears the halfway point, Wims wants to continue to play hard and add college options. 

"I am just focused on our season right now and trying to be the best player I can be," Wims explained. "I am just sort of waiting to see who all offers and then I will probably make a decision after the season. I haven't set up any official visits yet. Right now, they all just want me to come to a game and I guess we'll talk about everything else later."

Wims is working hard to keep his options open. On track to graduate in the spring, Wims has time to let the recruiting process play out before making a final decision.

"I really just want to find a school where I have a good opportunity," Wims said. "I like competing and I want to go somewhere that I can compete every single day and just get better as a player."

Hinds is currently 3-2 on the campaign. The Eagles will travel to Decatur this week to take on East Central. Kickoff is set for 6:30 PM.

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