Mayfield Still High on Bears

Merced (Calif.) DE Nathan Mayfield and the rest of the Bears had a tough Friday night falling 43-14 to Fresno (Calif.) Edison. Cal Sports Digest caught up with Mayfield after the game to get the latest on his recruitment. He says he picked up his first Big Ten offer, but still favors Cal along with three others…

Nathan Mayfield (6-4, 230) did not get too many chances to make an impact Friday night against perennial Central Section power, Fresno (Calif.) Edison. The Tigers ran and threw away from Mayfield's side. Mayfield was a bit emotional after the 43-14 loss but took time to talk to us about his recruitment.

"The Minnesota Golden Gophers offered," Mayfield said of the first Big Ten school to offer for his services.

Minnesota joins the ranks of Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, and Washington State among others who have offered the standout defensive end.

"Cal, Oregon, Colorado, and throw Washington in there," Mayfield said of favorites.

He says his academics are going well. "I'm on pace," said Mayfield.

Mayfield reports a 2.8 GPA, and he says he will retake the SAT in October. He did not recall his previous test scores. He says he wants to go through the recruiting process. He will likely make his decision in January.

Here are a few photos of Mayfield from Friday night…

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