Prospect Says AU Is His Favorite

With one more recruiting visit left to make, this prospect comments on the colleges he has been considering.

Dalton, Ga.--Cameron Mayo says that Auburn is his strong leader going into his third and final official visit scheduled this weekend.

Mayo, who was in Auburn last weekend and also took an official visit to Ole Miss, is a 6-4, 255-pound offensive lineman from Dalton High School. He gave his weekend in Auburn a two thumbs up review.

Cameron Mayo

"I liked the players a whole lot," he says. "They were fun to hang around with. I also liked the other players who are committed who were there for visits. They are real good guys. I talked to Calvin Booker, Brad Lester, Blake Field and Courtney Harden."

Mayo says that he enjoyed spending time with his player host, center Danny Lindsey. "He told me that he loved it and he would rather be at Auburn than anywhere else," Mayo says.

The Dalton High standout was an early verbal commitment to the Tigers, but later decided to look at other colleges and picked Ole Miss and Tennessee as two more options to explore. He says this past weekend in Auburn boosted his opinion of the Tigers. "Auburn is in the lead," he says. "I feel much better about Auburn."

Mayo says that he and Lindsey and other prospects had dinner at Outback Steakhouse on Friday and spent time together that night before meeting with academic personnel and coaches on Saturday.

He says Hugh Nall, the offensive line coach of the Tigers, made it clear that Auburn really wants to sign Mayo. "I really like Coach Nall," Mayo says. "He is a good guy. I really enjoy talking with him.

"He sat down and showed me his depth chart. He told me that I wouldn't go on the scout team as a freshman and that I would get to play if I worked hard enough."

Mayo also spent time on his Auburn visit with his friend and former high school teammate, Cole Bennett, who saw significant playing time this past season as a true freshman tight end.

Commenting on his interest in Ole Miss, he says, "Its campus actually reminds me a lot of Auburn's campus. I like some of the players and coaches there. A lot of the things I like about Auburn are the same at Ole Miss, but Ole Miss is a lot longer distance away."

Commenting on Tennessee, he says, "It is close and I like the coaches. I can't really say much about Tennessee until I make my visit there. I didn't go to any games there this season."

Bill Mayo, Cameron's father, was an offensive lineman at Tennessee. When asked about his father's position on where Cameron should go to college, the lineman says, "He just wants me to be happy and wants what is best for me. He has not told me to go to Tennessee or Auburn or Ole Miss. He told me to go wherever I want to go. He is helping my make my choice, not hurting me."

Mayo says that he is interested in majoring in education in college, but says that is up in the air. "We went to the education department on my visit to Auburn," he says. "It was good, but I am still not 100 percent sure what I want to major in."

Mayo is currently busy playing basketball at Dalton High. He just had his best game of the season as he scored 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds vs. Southeastern.

Because of the demands of playing basketball, Mayo has not been able to put on as much weight as he would like. "It is real hard to get my weight up," he says. "I think when I leave high school, I will be up to 260 to 265, at least."

Mayo says after his Tennessee visit this weekend, he will be finished with recruiting trips. "I will probably make a decision next week," he says.


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