Tigers Add Second Offensive Line Commitment

Auburn continues to solidify the Class of 2004 with an outstanding offensive line commitment from the state of Georgia.

Dalton, Ga.--The future of Auburn's offensive line continues to get brighter as the Tigers picked up another commitment Sunday night when Cameron Mayo told the Auburn coaching staff that he wanted to be a part of a winning tradition at Auburn.

A 6-4, 260-pounder who could play any of the five positions up front, Mayo will join former teammate Cole Bennett on the Plains and that's something that he says has him excited about his decision.

"They are a good team even though they have two losses," Mayo tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I believe they have a good shot of winning the SEC Championship. They have a big game this weekend against Arkansas.

"I want to go to a team that wins and they win. Also my teammate is there in Cole Bennett. That kind of helps things as well, him being there for a year. That was awesome seeing Cole in the back of the end zone with a touchdown against Tennessee in a huge game. That was pretty cool."

Cameron Mayo

A visitor to Auburn's summer camp and one of the most impressive linemen to visit this summer, Mayo is a player who has the footwork necessary to play the center position, but the size to possibly play tackle. The son of a former Tennessee player, Mayo says that he's known for quite a while that Auburn is where he wanted to play and just decided to get it over with this week.

"I kind of had my mind made up, but tonight I just called Coach Lolley (Phillip Lolley) and Coach Nall (Hugh Nall) and told them I wanted to make it official and that I was definitely coming and I wasn't changing my mind. It's good because now I can concentrate on winning the rest of our games and doing good in school."

The bellcow for a Dalton team that is 4-0 on the season and ranked eighth in Class AAAA, Mayo plays offensive tackle and also doubles some as a defensive end this season. He says his best game of the season came Friday night when Dalton defeated Paulding last week in three overtimes by the score of 34-31. With his normal rotating partner out at defensive tackle, he played every snap on offense and defense while also snapping for punts and field goals.

"The coaches told me I had a good game on both sides of the ball," Mayo says. "It was a real exciting game."

Mayo also considered Ole Miss, Clemson, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee before making his decision. He joins Forsythe, Georgia's Antwoin Daniels as Auburn's two offensive line commitments to this point. Auburn's other commitments are defensive back Dee McClure, wide receiver James Swinton, quarterback Calvin Booker, running back Brad Lester, defensive back Marcus Carter, linebacker Courtney Harden and defensive back Blake Shrader.

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