Mims Commits to Longhorns

Sources have confirmed that Round Rock Stony Point standout defensive end Tevin Mims has committed to the Texas Longhorns during his official visit over the weekend. Mims is the 20th commitment to Coach Brown and the Longhorns for the 2009 recruiting class.

Sources have confirmed that defensive end Tevin Mims from Round Rock Stony Point has committed to the Texas Longhorns this morning while on his official visit.

Tevin Mims helped lead the Stony Point Tigers to another district crown and a serious playoff run with wins over Langham Creek, The Woodlands, Garland, and Skyline. The run ended in the state semifinals after the Tigers fell to eventual state champion Allen. Mims' senior season was good enough to earn him AP 5A All-State Honorable Mention accolades.

When Burnt Orange Beat met with Stony Point head coach Craig Chessher and Tevin Mims in early December, Chessher raved about Mims as a player and a leader.

"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.

Mims' recruitment was slowed after a labrum tear last season and a February surgery. Mims did not attend any camps or junior days due to the labrum surgery on his right shoulder. But after a great summer of workouts, Mims did not miss a game for the Tigers this season.

In addition to his latest offer from the Texas Longhorns, Mims had considered offers from Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, Arizona, Kansas, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, and Louisiana Tech.

Mims was scheduled to visit Texas A&M next weekend but that official visit has been canceled.

Mims is the 20th member of the 2009 recruiting class and the fifth defensive lineman. He is also the second Austin-area defensive end in the class with Pflugerville's Alex Okafor.

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