Hinds Community College standout receiver collects another offer from the SEC

Mississippi State flirted with Hinds Community College wide receiver Javon Wims throughout the fall. Wims elected to commit to Georgia during the 2015 season. With signing day just under four weeks away, Dan Mullen and his staff have extended an offer to the talented Wims in hopes of stealing one from their Bulldog brothers to the East.

Javon Wims is ranked as the #11 junior college prospect in the nation by Scout. The second highest rated receiver from the JuCo ranks, Wims, a four star, has collected offers from several programs. Mississippi State is the most recent offer.

"Coach (Greg) Knox called me," Wims explained. "He told me that they were offering me and that they really wanted me to come be a Bulldog."

Wims had hoped to have the chance to play in the Southeastern Conference and Georgia provided him the chance to do that when they offered during the fall. With a coaching change taking place in Athens, Wims has not completely closed the door on his college recruitment.

"I am still with Georgia right now," Wims said. "My recruitment is still going though. I plan to take all of my visits. I am going to visit Georgia, Oklahoma and Miami for sure and then make everything final on signing day."

Mississippi State hosted Wims as an unofficial visitor more than once over the course of the season, but now the Bulldogs are hoping to get the Miami, Florida native in town for an official visit at some point before National Signing Day.

"Coach Knox said that they really want to get me in for a visit," Wims said. "They are trying to work out a visit some time during the week, since I have those other visits set up for the weekends. They are trying to get something worked out for me to get over there."

The Bulldogs have seen touchdown threat De'Runnya Wilson declare for the NFL draft ending any specualtion about him returning for his senior season. Wims has a similar skill set and would be a candidate for immediate playing time in Starkville. 

Wims reports that he has some thinking to do and not a lot of time to do it in. Feburary 3rd will be here before he knows it 

"I am just going to take these visits and the be sure that I am making the best decision for myself," Wims said. "I am still committed to Georgia, but I just want to be sure about everything since they had the coaching change."

Wims recorded nine receiving touchdowns and 779 yards in just nine games during the 2015 season. He will be a spring graduate and plans to enroll at the school of his choosing for the summer school sessions.


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