Mayes Adds BCS Offer

The talented offensive lineman from Van Alstyne (Texas) High adds a Big 12 offer to his list that has now swelled up to 11 programs…

Connor Mayes, a 6-foot-5, 335-pound offensive lineman from Van Alstyne (Texas) High was extremely excited to report a new scholarship offer.

"Texas Tech just offered me," an excited Mayes exclaimed! "It's amazing. I have gotten to talk to coach (Sonny) Cumbie a lot and my mom (Lorraine) went to school at Tech. She is excited."

"I don't know a whole lot about the school yet, but we are going there for Junior Day on February, 23rd."

Tech joins Mayes' offer list that also features schools like Arkansas State, Baylor, Colorado, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Kansas State, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas State and UTSA.

Baylor offered him on his Junior Day visit a few days before National Signing Day.

"It was great," Mayes said of his BU Junior Day experience. "I loved Coach (Art) Briles and they have a great atmosphere and a great program. It is close to home and that is nice."

"They said that they need interior guys in this class and that I am the No. 1 guy on their board."

Mayes was also one of the select few who attended the Texas Junior Day this past Sunday, and while the Horns did not offer him they did make an impression. "I have a friend playing there from Celina (Jake Raulerson).

"It was spectacular," Mayes said using a fresh adjective to explain the UT experience. "I think the highlights were probably talking with coach (Stacy) Searels and meeting coach (Mack) Brown."

"They said they need interior linemen and they are recruiting me as a guard. They want to build a strong relationship and get to know me better before offering."

With 11 offers in the bag Mayes is thankful to have so much early opportunity, even though it can be overwhelming at times.

"I think it's awesome," Mayes said. "It's cool getting to take all of the trips, but it can be stressful going through it."

Mayes' brother, Alex Mayes, was a nationally rated three-star offensive tackle prospect, who signed with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Class of 2013.

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