While the 6'2" 285 pound defensive tackle does not currently hold a offer from Cincinnati, he has been to some of the UC spring practices and was invited to the Bearcats' spring game.
What is it about head coach Butch Jones and Cincinnati that has caught Maynard's eye?
"They just know how to win. I think (Jones) can keep that winning tradition coming from the MAC to the Big East," Maynard said. "That's a big thing with me is winning and winning championships, and I think coach Jones can do that."
While being a sort of under-the-radar type of recruit, things could start to heat up for Maynard. He had a good showing at the Nike Combine in Columbus at the beginning May and has a pretty busy summer ahead of him, with plans on attending camps at Cincinnati and Toledo.
"I know I'm going to a few more, I just haven't sat down and decided exactly which ones right now," Maynard said.