DE Digs Texas Tech

Kevin Mims, district 15-5A standout, is now up to seven scholarship offers, recently adding offers from SMU, Utah, Baylor and Louisiana Lafayette. The Woodlands pass-rusher is also receiving attention from Stanford, TCU and Texas A&M. He now lists his favorites as Texas Tech, Northwestern, Arizona, SMU, Stanford, TCU and Texas A&M, but what would his top 4/5 look like?

"Right now, I really like Texas Tech, Northwestern, Arizona and SMU," Kevin Mims told RP.

Essentially, those four programs make up The Woodlands DE's top four?

"Yes, you could say that, but they are not in any particular order."

Asked if Arizona was still recruiting him harder than anyone else, Mims said, "No, Texas Tech is recruiting me the hardest now and they are telling me that they just don't want me, they're saying they need me. There is a difference between those statements."

Yes, there's certainly a difference. And, the Red Raiders, obviously, have been extremely effective conveying that particular message to the kid who clocked a mind-blowing (4.09) 20-yard shuttle.

"They told me they'd like to sign six defensive linemen this year and I am at the top of their list," Mims said. "They have an amazing football program and they play in the Big 12 conference, so I like them a lot."

Mims again pointed out he'd like to take three official visits after his season is over before making his decision. However, he does plan on taking several unofficial visits to check out games, including making an unofficial to Lubbock on November 1st to watch the Red Raiders take on Colorado.

High School Notes: Coming off his first game of the season, Mims is not satisfied. Despite a 35-20 win over Bryan, posting one sack and six tackles, the Houston edge-rusher stated he could have played better. Even though he graded out at ninety-percent on film, Mims admitted, "I've always been hard on myself."

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