The Tennessee Vols are one of numerous programs strongly pursuing 2021 five-star offensive tackle Amarius Mims.

Earlier this summer, it appeared the Vols were fading for Mims.

Recruiting, however, is fluid. And it looks like things changed for Mims over the summer, according to Rivals southeast recruiting analyst Chad Simmons.

“Mims has visited Knoxville on his own over the summer and the Vols have surged up his list,” wrote Simmons.

Georgia has long been viewed as the favorite for Mims, but Jeremy Pruitt has Tennessee firmly in the mix (Alabama, Auburn, and Florida State the other programs in Mims’ top five).

Mims, 6-foot-7/315 lbs from Cochran, GA (Bleckley County), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia and the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation. He’s also rated as the No. 6 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

The elite offensive lineman originally planned to commit on August 15, but he recently pushed his commitment back to October 14 (his birthday).

I still feel like Mims will end up committing to Georgia, but I wouldn’t be totally shocked if he picked the Vols. Tennessee has cooled off a bit on the recruiting trail lately, but they still built a ton of momentum during the spring that could help them land Mims.

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