Former Michigan cornerback Myles Sims is headed back to his hometown.
On Tuesday, Sims announced via Twitter that he would be transferring to Georgia Tech to continue his career on the gridiron. Sims, a former four-star prospect, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
Sims was a member of Michigan’s 2018 class and decided to leave after one year. He was one of the top 20 cornerbacks in his recruiting cycle and was one of the top 175 prospects overall. Sims did not appear in any games last fall.
“For personal reasons, my steps are being ordered closer to home where I will continue as a student-athlete at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Go Yellow Jackets!” Sims wrote on Twitter.
— SPIDER (@simsmyles) May 14, 2019
Sims also thanked the University of Michigan and head coach Jim Harbaugh in his message on Twitter.
Georgia Tech has gone through a coaching change this offseason, as Geoff Collins takes over for Paul Johnson, who retired following the 2018 season. Being closer to home, as well as the change, appears to have swayed Sims.
Because Sims redshirted last season, he will have four years of eligibility remaining but will sit out the 2019 season due to NCAA regulations, unless a waiver is approved.