Mayes Gets Visit From TCU

Connor Mayes has 17 offers on the table and is drawing interest from several programs.

Connor Mayes is regarded as the No. 1 center in America by FOX Sports NEXT with nearly 20 offers on the table. There's no question, whoever lands the 6-foot-5, 330-pounder will be getting an instant contributor.

The only question is; who will be the lucky team to land his services? College coaches and fans are anxiously awaiting the big center's decision that's expected to be made sometime this summer.

In the meantime, coaches have traveled to Van Alstyne, TX in large numbers to see Mayes. On Monday TCU was among the schools to visit Mayes' school with Dan Sharp and Eddie Williamson stopping by.

While Mayes didn't speak directly with the coaches, the message was relayed to him from his coach.

"They just wanted to come and check in on me and see when I can come visit again," Mayes said of TCU. "They said I was there number one guy and if they could take anyone they'd want to take me."

Being thought of so highly by his dream school is a great feeling according to Mayes, who hopes to visit Ft. Worth again soon.

"It's an awesome feeling, I love TCU," he said. "I'm planning on getting up there for another visit whenever I get free."

Oklahoma was the most recent program to extend an offer to Mayes. He admits it's a great offer and although he doesn't know much about the program for now, he plans to learn more soon.

"It was awesome, I don't really know much about it right now because we've only been in touch with them for about a month," Mayes said of Oklahoma. "I'm definitely excited to learn more about the school and go visit and talk with the coaches."

Minnesota also dropped by Van Alstyne on Monday. Mayes plans to visit Minnesota again in a few weeks to help older brother Alex get settled in at his new home.

"I know I'm going to help Alex move in and I may stay there and do a one-day camp," Mayes said of Minnesota.

Mayes holds offers from TCU, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Baylor , Colorado, Kansas State and Washington State among many others. Alabama and LSU have also showed strong interest. Additional schools are now starting to come into the picture.

"I'm starting to talk to Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt right now," he said. "I'm just talking to them on the phone and they just wanted to know more about me."

With plans to narrow down his decision this summer, Mayes has talked with other prominent recruits about playing at the same school. One of those players is good friend Ty Barrett, a fellow four-star who is regarded as one of the top tackle prospects in the country.

The two have had several conversations about the possibility of playing together, which would help one lucky school haul in a very impressive offensive line class.

"It would be cool if we did because Ty is a great athlete and we'd definitely make a big impact coming in our freshman year," Mayes finished.

Mayes has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January.


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