Central Arkansas Offers Daingerfield Receiver Denzel Mims
Daingerfield receiver Denzel Mims' run on scholarship offers continued Thursday with a new opportunity from Central Arkansas.
The rising senior confirmed the news to ETSN.fm. It's his third invitation to join a program, and all three choices have arrived in a four-day timespan.
The Bears, an FCS program in the Southland Conference, join the mix against FBS programs Texas Tech and Arkansas State.
Scholarship offers have only been half the fun for Mims (6-4, 180) this week. He won the gold medal in the Class 3A 200 meter dash last weekend in Austin. His time of 21.30 bested his closest competitor by 11-hundredths of a second for the individual state title.
Mims also excelled on the gridiron last season despite Daingerfield's 1-9 team record. He recorded 39 catches for 682 yards and six offensive touchdowns while also making 24 tackles, four interceptions and scoring two defensive touchdowns during his junior campaign.
Central Arkansas, located in Conway, Ark., went 6-6 with a 5-3 conference record under first-year head coach Steve Campbell last season. It was not one of the three Southland teams to reach the FCS playoffs, but it did finish fifth out of 11 teams in the league.
Campbell's team landed New Boston offensive lineman Hunter Lee in its most recent signing class and the 2015 roster also will feature former Athens receiver Courtney Whitehead.
In addition to Mims, the Bears have recently extended offers to Newton linebacker Tanner Holmes and Liberty-Eylau defensive back Andre Wiley Jr.
Central Arkansas historically stretches itself a bit during the non-conference portion of its schedule. If Mims signs with the team, he would have the opportunity to line up against Arkansas State as a true freshman as well as help the Bears toward a playoff berth.
Mims, like all football prospects in the 2016 class, becomes eligible to sign with any program that offers him on Feb. 3.