Three-dozen scholarship offers currently sit on the desk of 2016 Sachse (Tex.) high school four-star cornerback Jared Mayden.
Already 6-foot-1, 188-pounds heading into his senior season, Mayden has already taken visits to several schools in his home state, also Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, even tripping to the Midwest to see the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.
In the near future, Mayden has three more visits on his mind.
Michigan is beginning to show more interest in Mayden as well, recently extending a scholarship offer to the lone-star state product.
“They offered me two weeks ago,” Mayden said. “Coach (Chris) Partridge messaged me on twitter and told me to call so I did.
“I talked to pretty much all of the defensive coaches that were around. Coach (Jim) Harbaugh was in a meeting unfortunately.”
First year defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin had an extensive discussion with Mayden, offering added detail on just how the Wolverines plan to use the well sized corner.
“The defensive coordinator, we had a pretty long conversation about what he’s trying to do ta Michigan,” he said. “He really stood out the most to me.”
“He would probably use me as a boundary corner,” added Mayden. “He likes my size and my speed also.”
Despite missing four games during his junior season due to a concussion, Mayden finished the year with 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.
Although Mayden hasn’t had a chance to really get to know Jim Harbaugh, he’s very aware of what the new Michigan coach did at his previous stops, including the NFL.
“I’m not too familiar with Michigan but I’m familiar with Coach Harbaugh and what he’s done,” he said.
“I’ll probably take an official visit (to Michigan),” added Mayden.
Mayden is hoping to earn an invite to Nike’s ‘The Opening’ camp this summer in July and if he does the plan is to announce his commitment there while still taking official visits next fall.