Ming (6-4, 250) was a terror for Athens, especially on the defensive side. He tallied 67 tackles, 17 tackles for losses and five sacks.
"He's very valuable to us," Athens head coach Alan Creasy said. "He's a big body and runs really well for his size.
"He's got a huge impact for us whether it's on offense or defense."
Ming plays the strongside outside linebacker in Athens' 3-4 scheme.
"He's able to play down on a tight end or tackle and he's able to play off the ball," Creasy said.
Ming has started since his sophomore season. He was the team's leading tackler in the state title game his sophomore year.
"He's just a great player, really on both sides of the ball," Creasy said, adding that Ming is a 4.0 student and "a great kid...a terrific kid."
"Just about everyone is looking at him as a defensive end except LSU," Creasy said. "They're looking at him as a tight end. Of course, all the tight ends coaches like the looks of him.
"I think it will just come down to what the need of each team is."