Army in on Prep School star

Although small in stature at 5-foot-6, 160-pounds, Moses Mayes has lightening quick speed and plenty of athleticism to play either slot receiver or running back at the D-1 level. After graduation from Griffin (Ga.) High School, Mayes opted to spend a season at Atlanta Sports Academy and already has three offers including his latest from Army.

"Army came in fairly recently," Mayes told ArmySports.com. "It was before out first game of the season. Coach Troy Everhart offered me. He was excited about my explosiveness at slot receiver. He explained to me about the triple-option offense and how they'd utilize my speed. I've always liked the spread and would like to play in a spread at D-1, but I liked what he had to say and I'm interested in learning more about the program.

"Right now, I just have one official visit set for November 29th. I'll be in Corvallis when Oregon State plays Oregon. I'm really looking forward to that. It should be a great game. The Beavers offered and I'm high on them. I wouldn't say anything is definite yet. I'm open to taking an official to West Point and seeing more about what they have to offer. Duke has also offered and I'd like to see how they are too."

Mayes had 10 FCS offers coming out of Griffin High School last year, but failed to qualify. He's come a long way with his grades with a 3.0 GPA which landed him offers at prestigious academic institutions like Duke and Army and plans on graduating from Atlanta Sports Academy at the end of the year.

"Grades held me back coming out of high school," he said. "It wasn't so much grades as my test scores. It's nice here at [Atlanta Sports Academy], but I'm ready to find my D-1 home. I'm doing well though. We just had a game this weekend and I had six catches for more than 100 yards and a punt return for a touchdown, but, unfortunately, it was called back.

"The thing that struck me about Oregon State is it's an offense I think I'd excel in. I watched their game with Hawaii and think they have a pretty balanced attack. I'm going to check out an Army game because what Coach Troy said definitely got me thinking about what I'd be able to do in that offense. Making a college decision is more about the style of offense though. I really like and enjoy technology and would like to go to a college with a lot of areas of study in computers and technology. I want to make my visits though because I'd like to see how the campus is and the surrounding areas."

Before going to Atlanta Sports Academy, Mayes was a three-year starter at Griffin. With 4.4 speed and known for his cutback ability, Mayes is always dangerous with the ball in his hands.

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