Gophers Lead for Connor Mayes

With 2013 offensive tackle Alex Mayes committing to the Gophers recently, many fans wondered if his younger brother, 2014 offensive lineman Connor, would don the Maroon and Gold as well. caught up with Connor Mayes to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Recruiting been going well for the younger Mayes brother.

"It's going pretty good, I went to a couple one day camps at some colleges this summer," he said. "I went to the TCU, Minnesota, and Oklahoma State one day camps."

Mayes would like to visit some schools that have offered but hasn't had the chance

"I wanted to be able to go see Colorado, Colorado State, and UCONN but we haven't been able to get out there yet," he said.

Mayes has offers from three BCS schools as he heads towards his junior year of high school.

"Minnesota, Colorado, Colorado State, UCONN, and Texas State have offered," said Mayes

Minnesota still leads for Mayes, though he will take his time before deciding if he will be playing alongside his brother.

"Right now Minnesota is in the lead," he explained.

Besides the fact that his older brother is committed, Mayes likes the coaching staff at Minnesota. Mayes particularly likes his recruiting contact and possible future position coach and coordinator, Matt Limegrover.

"I really like Coach Kill and Coach Limegrover," he said. "I loved the intensity that Coach Kill had during the one day camp. And I love the way Coach Limegrover coaches."

The Gophers are recruiting Mayes at center.

"They've said they like me at center," he said. "But if they need me to change I'd be fine with that to."

Mayes has been working hard to improve this off season.

"I've been running more to gain more endurance for the upcoming season because I'm starting both ways," he said. "I've also been working on getting my feet quicker."

Mayes knows what he's looking for when he goes on his visits.

"I look for a family environment within the coaches, tradition, and quality of education," he said.

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