Maye Discusses Clemson Commitment

CUTigers.com checked in with Mobile, Ala. native Brandon Maye to get his thoughts on his official visit and his verbal commitment to the Tigers in this recruiting update.

LB Brandon Maye Profile

Why did you decide to commit to Clemson?
Maye: Clemson is an awesome place. When the plane landed I knew that is was where I wanted to go. When I went out to dinner with the coach Vic and coach Bowden it was great. Everybody loves everybody there. The facilities are top notch. They also have a great academic program.

Why did you decide it was time to commit?
Maye: I knew when I was there it was time because I felt so at home. Clemson was the place for me. I didn't' have anything else to look at.

Who was your player host this weekend?
Maye: Josh Miller was my host. He showed me a great time.

What was the highlight of the visit?
Maye: The highlight would have to be meeting with coach Bowden and seeing Death Valley. I was also real excited to hear we will be playing Florida State on national TV to start the season.

What did you guys do Saturday night with your free time?
Maye: We just went out around town and hung around. We also went to the players dorms.

How did you rate the visit on a scale of one to ten?
Maye: I would definitely give it a 10.

Which other schools were showing strong interest?
Maye: I had offers from Southern Mississippi, South Carolina, Memphis and Iowa State. I was starting to get a lot of interest from Auburn, Alabama and Miami.

How did your meetings go with the staff Sunday morning?
Maye: I felt real comfortable with the staff. All of the coaches said welcome aboard. All of the coaches knew me and called me by my nickname, "DMaye" like my coaches do in high school. They were all very friendly. That is my home right there.

How firm are you with your commitment to Clemson?
Maye: I am solid right now. Nothing could change my mind.

What position will you likely play for Clemson?
Maye: I will play the Mike linebacker position. With them losing a couple of players they needed to add some depth at that position.

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