After spending just one season in Ann Arbor, cornerback Myles Sims is exploring potential transfer opportunities, according to a report from MLive.com.
Thursday afternoon, MLive.com confirmed from a university spokesperson that Sims has entered the NCAA transfer portal and will seek other opportunities. He will still have the chance to return to Michigan if that is his best option.
Sims is a native of Atlanta and is a former four-star prospect. He was a member of Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class. The news was first reported by Jason Butt of The Athletic.
As a prospect, Sims was ranked as a top 175 player and was the No. 17 cornerback in the 2018 recruiting class. He was a top 25 player out of Georgia, according to 247Sports.
Sims didn’t see the field at all in 2018 and used his freshman season as a redshirt year. He will still have all four years of eligibility remaining. He is expected to compete for a role in the rotation in Michigan’s secondary, but with Ambry Thomas and Lavert Hill returning, it’s unlikely he’d earn a starting spot.
Michigan is coming off a 10-3 season and is an early favorite to compete for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff, according to ESPN. It’s also a top five team according to the most recent Football Power Index rankings.
There was no mention of a potential landing spot for Sims, should he decide to transfer.