Tevin Mims no longer mum on Texas

While many expected the Stony Point Tigers to compete to repeat their 2007 district title, the results so far this year have far exceeded most expectations. The Tigers won their district again and have won playoff games over Langham Creek, The Woodlands, Garland, and Skyline. Stony Point coach Craig Chessher and Tevin Mims spoke with Burnt Orange Beat while preparing for Allen.

The Stony Point Tiger run to the state semifinals has been an inspiring story to watch. The relatively new Round Rock school has knocked off some historically great programs from the Houston and Dallas areas, but the work is not done as the nationally ranked Allen Eagles are up next in the state semifinals.

Tiger Head Coach Craig Chessher is used to deep playoff runs after his years as North Shore's defensive coordinator. When asked about his senior 6-4, 240 pound defensive end, Tevin Mims, coach beamed about his defensive stopper.

"Tevin is a fantastic football player," Chessher said. "He's got 14 sacks. He has done a tremendous job for us this year. In my opinion, he could be a big time defensive end or possibly even a defensive tackle," added the coach.

Chessher thinks Mims' assets are not just limited to the physical things.

"He is a very football smart kid. He is reliable, a coachable-type kid. He is a mature kid. People respect him," Chessher added.

When asked about Mims' relatively late bloom on the recruiting trail with in-state Texas and Texas A&M, Coach Chessher explained that Mims did not attend any camps or junior days due to the labrum surgery on his right shoulder.

"He has always been a little thin until this year. He is a kid that is behind. He had shoulder surgery in February. Once he gets squared away with meals and lifting, he is probably going to be a 260 pound kid real soon," said Chessher.

Then just before practice, Tevin made time to discuss his season and his plans for the remainder of the recruiting season.

"I have a pretty good junior season. Towards the offseason, I tore my labrum and sat out the whole spring, finally came back in the summer and started lifting," said Mims. "I have had no problems with it (the shoulder) this year," added Mims.

Tevin then turned his attention to recruiting.

"My top four or five would be TCU, Kansas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and if Texas offers, I'd throw Texas up there," Mims said.

The offseason plan for Mims is to officially visit his top schools and make a decision in January. TCU and Texas A&M had in-home visits with him on Wednesday, and a Kansas in-home was slated for Thursday.

If the Tiger's season ends this Saturday against Allen, Mims plans on heading down to a Texas bowl practice next week at the invitation of Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp to meet Head Coach Mack Brown where an offer could be extended.

Chessher concluded, "I know if I were the University of Texas, I would certainly want to offer him."


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