On the Move

Brandon, Miss., offensive lineman David Mahaffey is living out of a suitcase this summer. He's constantly on the road, stopping at college after college to participate in camps.

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But it has to be this way. He has to impress. A number of schools still have Mahaffey under evaluation, including in-state schools Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He's holding out for scholarship offers.

Along with Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State and Louisiana-Monroe have all showed varying degrees of interest in signing Mahaffey, rated a three-star guard by Scout.com.

However, the offers aren't there. At least not yet.

"ULM is showing a lot of interest," he said. "Memphis is showing a lot of interest. State and Ole Miss, they've told me what their plans for me are and what they think I can be and where I stand with them."

Ole Miss and Mississippi State, like most schools, are still evaluating Mahaffey and what type of player he can become in college.

Mahaffey doesn't have a set position along the offensive line. He's played mostly tackle in his high school career, with some time spent at guard and center.

"I'm on their board," he said of the in-state schools. "They're looking at me because I'm an in-state guy. I'm not 6-6; I'm not a tackle anymore. It's still more of an evaluation. A lot of these camps, the evaluation part of that is critical to my offers and all that."

Mahaffey camped at Ole Miss for its elite camp earlier this month. His additional camp stops have included Mississippi State and Memphis. This week, he's making the rounds in Louisiana, visiting Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State and Louisiana-Monroe.

As to what position he'll play in college, the 6-foot-4, 295-pound Mahaffey is up for anything. Mahaffey, a member of the recruiting class of 2013, is rated the No. 56 guard in the country by Scout.com.

"I started at tackle the last two years, and played some guard last year," he said. "I've played guard off and on when they've needed me to, and I've played center back in junior high. I haven't played center in a real game in a while. But I can still snap a ball and do all that."

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