OU football: Seven things to know about Sooners receiver Marvin Mims
Marvin Mims is quickly emerging as one of Oklahoma’s top playmakers. The true freshman wide receiver has dazzled in his first five games as a Sooner. Here are seven things to know:
1. Close to home
Mims played high school at Lone Star High School in Frisco, Texas. Mims had plenty of offers that would send him around the country, but opted to sign with Oklahoma, which was located just a few hours away from home.
2. Best in the west
Mims is one of the greatest wide receivers in Texas high school history, holding the record for receiving yards in a career and in a single season. He amassed 5,485 in his time at Lone Star, and 2,629 in just his senior year.
3. Young gun
As just a true freshman, Mims has already become a favorite target of QB Spencer Rattler. Through five games speedster had 19 catches for 328 yards and six touchdowns.
4. Offers all over
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Mims had 26 Division I offers in total, giving him plenty of options for his future school. Some of the more eye-popping offers included Baylor, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin
5. Solid in the classroom
Mims ultimately chose Oklahoma, but seriously considered Stanford. He is currently an engineering major at OU.
6. Good company
With three touchdowns in his first two games as a Sooner, Mims now joins former OU standout Ryan Broyles as the last receiver to do so. Broyles caught 349 passes for 4,586 yards and 45 touchdowns in his four seasons at Oklahoma, putting Mims in good company.
7. On par
Mims is averaging 17.3 yards per catch through five games as a Sooner. CeeDee Lamb averaged 21.4 in the 2019 season and Biletnikoff Award winner Dede Westbrook averaged 19.1 in his senior season in 2016.