Ranked third nationally at his position, Mayden stopped by the Tigers' football facility en route to the IMG 7-on-7 tournament in Florida, where he'll be playing with Core 6. Mayden doesn't yet have an offer from LSU, but Thursday's visit allowed him to familiarize with Les Miles and the program.
"I definitely liked it," Mayden said. "It is a school with a good tradition, a winning tradition." LSU's interest in Mayden is still relatively young. Mayden said the Tigers didn't come by his school this past spring, and he'd only previously received letters from LSU.
Defensive backs coach Corey Raymond was not at the facility while Mayden was there, so he still needs to meet him. But Mayden did get to spend some time with Coach Miles, whom he described as a "cool person."
"They knew who I was when I came," Mayden said. "So that's not a bad start."
An offer could certainly come for Mayden once LSU starts to take a closer look at his ability. He's a four-star prospect with offers from most of the major programs in the Big XII and SEC teams like Texas A&M and Ole Miss. He recently visited Texas for their camp, and the Longhorns have been mentioned as an early contender.
Mayden said LSU invited him to come down for their camp in July, but obligations for Team USA will prevent him from making it. He does plan to attend a game this fall though.
Scout's Greg Powers provided this scouting report on Mayden after watching him in a scrimmage earlier this month:
"He should be considered amongst the best at his position in the 2016 class," Powers said. "He has a long frame and possesses tremendous size at the cornerback position. One thing that I like about Mayden is that he's growing into a leader on his defense. He is starting to make calls and help players be in the right positions. He is bigger, but has a great break on the ball and is able to stay in receiver's hip pockets."
Mayden isn't the only big-time corner LSU has its sights set on in the 2016 class. Earlier this week, TSD published a piece examining the Tigers' top CB targets, including a closer look at two rising juniors with the Tigers high on their lists.
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