Corbet Trevone Mims is going into his senior season highly recruited but focused on being all that he can be for the Kirby Cougars of Memphis, Tennessee and his family.
“What motivates me to play football is my mother, uncle, and my two grandmothers. I got a quote on my wall that says, ‘Anything lost can be found again except time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. It’s a grind, an action, a hustle, and persistence,’” he said.
Mims’ uncle on his mom’s and grandma on his dad’s side impacted his life the most and they are the reason he continues to grind each day. He plays the game to honor them because his uncle had a back injury in his senior year of high school preventing him from furthering his football career and Mims’ grandma passed away when he was five years old.
Born and raised in Memphis, the 6’4, 235 pound, defensive lineman has over 20 scholarship offers from Kentucky, Oregon, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Ole Miss, Louisville, Vanderbilt, and more. At the moment, Corbet Trevone Mims has high interest in Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas State, and Missouri. Check out his junior highlights.
He plans to make a commitment decision before school starts next year. Academically, he will be looking to major in either mechanical engineering or physical therapy.
“The recruiting process has been [good] to me. I’ve just been taking in everybody coming to me offering a scholarship. Taking it all in just to see what I’m going to do, how I’m going to do it, what is the best place for me and how my mom can get help coming to the games going back and forth. Don’t have to worry about gas. Not that far but it’s home sweet home,” Mims said.
Corbet Trevone Mims on film is a solid run stopper with a good first step off of the line of scrimmage. As a pass rusher, he could improve his hand technique and explosiveness when coming off the ball. He studies Khalil Mack, Aaron Donald, Jaylon Ferguson, Quinnen Williams, Jeffery Simmons, and Chandler Jones. He pays attention to their hand technique and how explosive and aggressive they are with it.
“I try to slow it down on the computer or phone so I can see how they move and how their feet are [affecting] the offensive linemen’s feet,” he added.
At the next level, he believes that he could be a leader, a hard worker and someone that everybody can remember. He sees NFL Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor, John Randle, and Warren Sapp as guys that were remembered for how dominant they were on the defensive line and he wants to be in that conversation one day.
He plays both sides of the line of scrimmage, loves competing and trying to do his best. Going 300 percent every time he gets on the line.
“The best part of my game is on defense because I have more of an advantage. That’s my primary position so I can show who I really am. They can see who Corbet is, who number 52 is. My mom always told me, ‘when you play your position, make sure you’re showing out. Try to show out every play. Try to do something. It doesn’t matter if you’re lacking in your explosiveness, make sure you try to get to the ball. Hustle to it.’” he said.
He also had a coach last season tell him that when he’s tired to always keep his technique sharp.
The Kirby Cougars finished the 2018 season 11-3 (7-0 8-5A District) and lost in the third round of the Tennessee state playoffs to the Henry County Patriots 42-20. Corbet Trevone Mims will be looking to help his team change that in 2019 and win a championship.