"It's getting tough," said Maybin with a laugh. "The pressure is starting to come on. It's getting a little bit easier, because you're starting to see which schools are starting to do what.
"But as far as scheduling them, it's really been tough. We have narrowed down the field a little bit of the schools we're still considering for those last two visits."
North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, LSU, Georgia, Miami, Florida State, and Maryland are the candidates for the final two positions. Maybin, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end from Ellicott City (Md.) Mount Hebron, plans to take those two yet to be named visits within the next three-to-four weeks.
"It's one of those processes where you narrow it down a little bit more every week," said Maybin. "I know I'm definitely close with it, but its just a few more things I'd like to see from a couple schools and we'll go ahead and schedule those last two visits."
This weekend, Maybin heads to Happy Valley for an unofficial visit with Penn State. He has yet to schedule his official with the Nittany Lions, but figures to make the trip his last. Maybin will officially visit Virginia Tech on November 5th (vs. Miami) and Florida on November 26th (vs. Florida State).
Being set with official visits, many have wondered whether the three aforementioned schools have an edge over the field.
"[Those three are ahead of the others] some what, but not really," said Maybin. "With them it was just a thing with the scheduling and everything fitting into place as far as time restrictions went, and me being able to travel, my parents being able to travel on those weekends, and the caliber of the games we were going to be able to see – it just end up fitting. There were a couple of dates we were looking at for some other schools, but it just didn't fit. As of right now I would say maybe [they have a lead], but not enough to read into."
Maybin is looking at a decision sometime in the month of December.