One of the Tennessee Vols’ top targets in the 2021 recruiting class is five-star offensive tackle Amarius Mims, 6-foot-7/315 lbs from Cochran, GA.

But it appears that Tennessee is fading for the nation’s No. 2 rated offensive tackle.

Mims recently gave 247Sports an update on his recruitment and while he didn’t go in-depth on his leaders, he pointed out several programs that have been doing a good job of recruiting him.

Tennessee wasn’t one of the programs Mims named (he named Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia).

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I don’t think this is really a cause for concern. Mims was always going to be a longshot for UT.

The Vols might be trending up under Jeremy Pruitt, but they still have a ways to go before they’re on the same level as those four programs. As long as Tennessee finishes with a top 5-10 recruiting class this cycle, they’ll be fine.

Of course, there’s always a chance that Mims, who is planning to announce his commitment on August 15, could be playing coy. I wouldn’t rule the Vols completely out for Mims just yet, though it certainly appears that UT’s chances are slim at this point.

Recruiting, however, is wild and we know by now that anything can happen.

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