Majette Updates Status, Set to Camp

In mid-June, Woodbridge Senior (Woodbridge, Va.) cornerback Mike Majette claimed a clear top three of Boston College, Maryland and North Carolina, the latter of which he was pining to land an offer from following a one-day camp. But a month later, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder with 4.5-second 40-yard dash speed has completely revamped his list.

In mid-June, Woodbridge Senior (Woodbridge, Va.) cornerback Mike Majette claimed a clear top three of Boston College, Maryland and North Carolina, the latter of which he was pining to land an offer from following a one-day camp. But a month later, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder with 4.5-second 40-yard dash speed has completely revamped his list, though not necessarily by choice.

Evidently Majette fell victim to the waiting game.

“Things happen, and a few of those schools kind of faded or filled up their spots,” said Majette, who currently holds verbals from West Virginia, Indiana, Purdue, BC and UMD. “UNC, they haven’t really been in contact and I think I kind of fell off for them. Maryland, they told me they have two corners on board and I have to wait to see if something opens up. BC, they’re in the same boat as Maryland. They picked up some commits, so they’re full right now too.”

Majette went on to say that if an opening did arise at any of those aforementioned three, he’s seriously consider jumping at the opportunity. The Terps, for example, left quite an impression following his visit to College Park, Md., in June. Majette, who earned a UMD offer following a one-day June 8, lauded the campus, the Big Ten move and the coaching staff.

“Maryland, it’s a great school and I really like it there. It’s definitely a school I want to look at,” Majette said. “Coach [Brian] Stewart is a great coach, it’s really good academics there, it’s not too far from home and they’re going to a great conference in the Big Ten. The camp I went to there was great and I had a great time with the coaches. But they want me to wait since they have two corners already.”

The Woodbridge corner won’t be resting on his laurels while he waits for a potential opening, however. He’s scheduled to camp at Tennessee July 18, Virginia July 23 and Wake Forest at the end of the month. He said all three of those programs have indicated an offer could be forthcoming should he perform well at the respective one-days.

“Tennessee, they need DBs in this class and they’ve been showing good interest. That’s the SEC right there, and it’s the big time, so I’m hoping to do well out there,” Majette said. “UVA, I’ve always liked them. They always get great players from the 757, and if all the guys in Virginia rallied to that school they’d be a force to be reckoned with. And Wake Forest, their coaches want me down there and it’s a program I’m looking at as well.”

The Wahoos, in particular, could be an ideal destination. Majette noted how attending college in Charlottesville, Va., would be an opportunity to represent the hometown school.

“UVA is a great school, great academics and it’s a really good program,” Majette said. “I know some guys there now, obviously, and they really want to keep the hometown guys in-state.”

Of the offers Majette currently possesses, he said Indiana and Purdue are pushing the hardest. Problem is, Majette hasn’t visited either program and due to finances and time constraints won’t be able to make it out before attempting official visits in the fall.

“Purdue and Indiana want me there and want me to be part of their family. Honestly, it’s a blessing for them to want me like that, to come out to my school and get to know me, to show that much interest in me,” Majette said. “It’s something to think about, but I’d have to see the schools first and I won’t be able to get out there this summer.”

That presents a problem because Majette is intent on ending the recruiting process in August. He said he doesn’t want it to drag into the season and distract from his high school team.

Which means he’d better hope UT, UVA or Wake pull through with offers following the camp days.

“I definitely want to get [my recruiting] done before the season. If I don’t get the offers, we’ll have to see what happens, but the idea is to get this done,” Majette said. “I want to get it out of the way.”

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