Jalen Mayden, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback from Sachse (Texas) narrowed his focus from 20 scholarship offers to five back in early April.
Baylor - "I really like the coaches and how they are developing the quarterbacks to be the best they can be."
Louisville - "I like what they did with Lamar Jackson, he is a natural runner and they've helped make him an excellent decision maker. Me and coach (Bobby) Petrino (Louisville Head Coach) talk almost every day. He's always helping me on things I can tweak to be that much better."
Mississippi State - "This school made my list because, Coach (Dan) Mullen and the list of quarterbacks that he's been apart of is crazy, think of some of the best quarterbacks to play and I guarantee one of them are on the list."
Nebraska - "The fan base is unbelievable. They make you feel like family. The family feeling is big for me and where I commit, and they definitely do a good job with it. It would also be great to play with a former teammate in Devine Ozigbo."
Tennessee - "Me and the coaches have a good relationship. The offense is a great fit for me and the 2018 offensive Lineman recruits are some of the best in the nation. Definitely a great fit for me."
Mayden will make his final decision on May 23rd at the Sachse Spring Game.
As a junior in 2016, Mayden completed 198-of-295 passes for 2,840 yards and 27 touchdowns while only throwing four interceptions. He also rushed for 632 yards and 11 scores to earn 10-6A Offensive MVP and First Team All-District honors.
As a sophomore in 2016, Mayden passed for 2,496 yards, 32 touchdowns, and nine interceptions He rushed for 513 yards and four touchdowns. He was named the Scout Co-Sophomore of the Year and was the District 11-6A Sophomore of the Year. He played for Team USA in the Under-16 game in 2016 and was named MVP after throwing four touchdowns and rushing for one to help Team USA beat Alberta 43-6