Florida State Seminoles football put on a full-court press to secure one of the nation’s most coveted transfer portal prospects — but in the end, fell short, with offensive lineman Amarius Mims reportedly returning to UGA.
After he hit the transfer portal to leave the Georgia Bulldogs after one year in Athens, FSU was one of the main names brought up after being a major competitor in his high school recruitment.
Offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Alex Atkins led the recruiting effort for Mims the last time around, a huge reason as to why the Seminoles managed to make a major impression.
He arrived in Tallahassee last Wednesday to kick off his official visit — here’s video of him being greeted by Atkins and head coach Mkke Norvell, courtesy of Brendan Sonnone of Noles247:
Amarius Mims, the nation’s top transfer target, arrives in Tallahassee to begin an official visit.— Brendan Sonnone (@BSonnone) April 13, 2022
He’s greeted by Mike Norvell and coaches, with the war chant playing from a car outside. FSU coaches greet Mims. pic.twitter.com/YP0Yeuzkzf
Last Thursday, he got the chance to tour FSU’s facilities and on Friday, he concluded his official visit before departing from campus:
UGA transfer Amarius Mims has arrived at the Moore Center: pic.twitter.com/8QLsiv8JW1— MAX (@maxescarpio) April 15, 2022
Here’s a look at Mims arriving back on campus: pic.twitter.com/BfWAGnheeb— MAX (@maxescarpio) April 15, 2022
However, after returning back to Athens, head coach Kirby Smart and his staff were able to convince Mims to return to school and exit out of the portal — a roller coaster recruitment that ended where it started.