Mayfield down to his final two

Texas power forward Jeremy Mayfield was supposed to catch a flight to visit Kansas State Friday night. However, just two hours before departure Jeremy had a change in heart. He called his AAU coach along with the coaches at Kansas State and said he'd decided to cancel the visit. Not only that but he had also decided to narrow his list to just two schools.

Sunday night the Big Red Report caught up with Coach Craig Roberts, who has been a key figure in Jeremy's life, and was told that Jeremy is now down to Nevada, whom Jeremy visited a couple of weeks ago, and the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. "I was really shocked when he called me and said he decided not to go. He just told me the more he looked at the Kansas State situation the more he didn't feel comfortable with how he'd fit. With their frontcourt situation it looks like he'd play more 5 than he wants. He really wants to play the 4 more."

Having already visited Nevada, Mayfield will visit the campus in Lincoln this weekend.

"Jeremy is really excited about this trip; he absolutely loves the staff at Nebraska. Coach Spinelli and Coach Collier were among the first schools to come down and watch him, so they've got that going for them, plus the fact that they've been on him since the beginning."

The coaches aren't the only reason NU fans have to like the Husker's chances.

"Jeremy has let the coaches at both Nevada and Nebraska know that wherever he goes, he wants a chance to play both Oklahoma State and Baylor. That is something he really wants. He told Nevada that if he goes there, he really wants to play against those schools." Of course with Nebraska being in the Big XII the Huskers would play them on a regular basis.

Working in the Wolfpack's favor however is the fact that he has already developed a tight relationship with several of the players at Nevada. "He and Kevinn Pinkney bonded really quickly. In fact just the other day we were in the car and Jeremy was talking to Kevinn on the cell phone. Jeremy really liked the guys on the team out there as well as the staff. He also really likes how he could play a lot at the 4 as well as some of the 3."

Of course one also has to consider that he's already visited with Nevada and has had that opportunity to meet the team, where as his trip to Nebraska is still yet to come. After that trip the same might be able to be said about the Cornhuskers.

After Jeremy takes his visit this weekend, Coach Roberts expects him to make a decision on his collegiate future during the early signing period. That said even if a commitment is made, he may actually hold off on signing the Letter of Intent until the spring.

Practices start for Mayfield's Macarthur team this week.

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