By: Tony Thomas
With a 37-inch vertical leap, he could high point the ball over helpless defenders. A 4-star recruit, he has stamped his name as the leading receiver in Texas high school football history. He is Marvin Mims of Frisco Lonestar.
Mims set the state record for receiving yards in a season (2,626) and career receiving yards (5,485). He helped lead an offense that averaged 49 points per game. Lonestar scored 40 points in a game twice, 50 points four times, 60 points twice, and 70 points twice.
Mims was named Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore and the 5A Offensive MVP as a junior.
A Record-Setting Year
Going into his senior year, Mims already had over 100 catches in his prep career. He would top that in one season. His game performances:
Defeated Richland 55-3: 10 catches 237 yards 2 TDs.
Defeated Denton 75-0: 7 catches 241 yards 3 TDs.
Defeated Highland Park 30-19: 11 catches 236 yards 2 TDs
Defeated Little Elm 56-13 4 catches 69 yards 1 TD
Defeated Wakeland 55-14 8 catches 271 yards 4 TDs
Defeated Independence 63-14 6 catches 138 yards 2 TDs
Defeated The Colony 41-38 6 catches 134 yards 2 TDs
Defeated Centennial 62-10 5 catches 208 yards 3 TDs
Defeated Liberty 54-48 (2OT) 7 catches 150 yards 2 TDs
Defeated Heritage 77-7 9 catches 182 yards 3 TDs
Defeated Mansfield Legacy 35-0
Defeated College Station 45-30 11 catches 303 yards 3 TDs
Defeated Highland Park 33-27 (OT) 10 catches 100 yards 2 TDs
Defeated Lancaster 38-20 10 catches 230 yards 2 TDs
Lost to Denton Ryan 35-7 10 catches 127 yards
Six games with over 200 yards receiving.
One game with over 300 yards receiving.
One game with 4 receiving TDs.
Four games with 3 receiving TDs.
One game with receiving TDs.
Seven games with 2 receiving TDs.
6 games with double-digit catches.
He caught 114 catches for 2,626 yards and 31 touchdowns. For his stellar work, Mims was named Mr.Football in Texas and a USA Today All-American.
Mims had several scholarship-offers coming out of high school, including Baylor, Colorado, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M. He signed with Oklahoma.
As a freshman with the Sooners, Mims caught 37 passes for 610 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was named to the Freshman All-American Team by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and 2nd Team All-Big 12.
Marvin Mims is one of the best returning wide receivers in the country for 2021. And with QB Spencer Rattler returning for his sophomore season, this QB/WR duo will put Oklahoma in the conversation for the college football playoff yet again.
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