"Yes sir," Mays told us early this afternoon when we contacted him and asked him if he made a commitment. "I made a commitment to Oklahoma State and I feel good about it.
"Oklahoma State has had some great success and I think I can go there and help out and be competitive. I told coach (Mike) Gundy that I was coming. He is the only coach that I have talked to. I'm going to visit on Nov. 15 because we will have a break after our second playoff game before the national championship."
The question is not how Mays can help but more like how many ways that Mays can help? In his sophomore season at East Mississippi the 6-0, 200-pound Mays plays quarterback and is 13-of-14 passing for 149 yards and a touchdown. He starts at running back and has 54 carries for 325 yards and six touchdowns. He has 12 pass receptions playing in the slot for 164 yards and a touchdown.
"I play quarterback, running back, and slot," Mays said. "I play one series of quarterback a game and then I play a lot of running back and I also play some in the slot. I play more running back than anything. It's all going pretty good right now and we have Gulf Coast this Saturday."
Mays said he was offered by Cincinnati, Mississippi State, and Missouri. Scout.com lists Memphis and Southern Miss on his offer list as well, but Mays said Oklahoma State was really the only school he had heard from consistently lately.
In high school, Mays, who said he grew up in Memphis, had moved to Olive Branch, Miss., and he led Olive Branch to a 6A state championship while throwing for over 3,100 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushing for 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns.
His numbers his first season at East Mississippi were pretty solid as well as he completed 31-of-46 passing for 341 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 636 yards and 15 touchdowns on 111 carries. As a receiver he caught 10 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Technically, Mays becomes the second quarterback in the recruiting class, joining John Kolar of Norman North. He is the 14th commitment overall.