Minnesota After Alabama Athlete

Mobile (Ala.) Murphy quarterback K.J. Maye had a successful senior season leading his team to the second round of the playoffs while throwing for 1,300 yards and rushing for 1,100. The Minnesota Gophers have recently taken interest in Maye after Coach Sawvel made an in-school visit to meet the multi-talented may.

"It was good we went to the second round of the playoffs and I threw for about 1300 yards passing and 1100 rushing yard," Maye said on his past season.

Maye has seen a recent uptick in his recruitment with teams such as Minnesota, Utah and N.C. State starting to take interest.

"Louisiana Tech, Jacksonville State, So. Alabama and Murray State have all offered and Minnesota, N.C. State and Utah have started talking to me," Maye said. "My highlight tape really just got sent out two days ago and the schools that I just named came in for our senior day that we just had. They want to offer but they want to see me with their own eyes just to make sure that's what they want."

Even though Maye had a successful senior campaign most schools are looking schools are looking at him as an athlete that can play either running back or wide receiver.

"Most teams are recruiting me of an athlete a running back or slot receiver," Maye said. "Minnesota said they want me to play either running back or slot receiver."

Minnesota coach Jay Sawvel wasn't able to talk with Maye too much on his visit but liked what he saw as he watched Maye practicing with the basketball team.

"Two days ago, Coach Sawvel came to school. I was in basketball practice and he came to watch. We didn't get to talk that much," said Maye. "He said that he liked what he was seeing and that was exactly what he was looking forward to seeing."

Maye has since talked with Coach Sawvel who has been hitting the recruiting trail hard and an offer could possibly be on the way for Maye.

"I talked to him not too long ago he said he was going to be making an in home visit to another recruit and he was going to call me when he leaves and talked to me a little more," Maye said. "As far as offering goes he needs the rest of the staff to see my film to them over the weekend and I'm pretty sure I'll be getting an offer if they like it."

Maye says he's looking for a school with a good winning tradition, where he can get early playing time and education that will help him out after his playing career is over. Also a chance to play in the NFL would be nice as well.

"I'm just looking for a winning tradition and a school where I can go in, a place where I can play right away as a true freshmen, get a good education to make life good for myself after college and just to maybe play in the NFL," said Maye.

As of right now Maye has just one official visit lined up with Louisiana Tech and hopes to make a decision sometime in January.

"I have a visit to Louisiana tech on January 6 and I'd probably make a decision sometime in January," Maye said.

Maye says whichever team he decides to play for will be getting a very energetic and explosive playemaker.

"I'm a playmaker, I'm explosive and I'm just a big ball of energy," Maye said.

As of right now Maye currently plans on majoring in business management but that could change when he gets to see the major list at his future college.

"Right now I'm thinking business management it might change and it probably will change once I get a list of majors from the school I end up going to," Maye said.

Currently the talented athlete has no favorites and will hold off until he makes some visits.

"I don't have a leader, not right now, maybe after my visits," said Maye.

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