Otis Mays takes in Ole Miss spring game

Otis Mays (WR, Independence, MS) - Quentin Saulsberry and Otis Mays give Independence there first D1 prospects in years.

Both prospects were in attendance for Ole Miss' Spring game on Saturday.

What did Otis Mays think about the game?

"I thought they looked good, real good. I liked the QB who wore #8 (Billy Tapp). I thought he made a lot of good throws," added Otis Mays.

Otis was fourth in the state of Mississippi last season in receptions with 58. He had over 770 yards receiving and 15 TD's.

What makes Otis so good?

"My first step. The quickness I have off of my first step is my biggest thing."

What will he need to work on for the next level?

"I pretty much need to get my speed down to a 4.3." Otis claims to presently run a 4.4 forty.

The '05 All-District and Region pick has several schools who are in hot pursuit.

"Ole Miss, USM, MSU, Memphis, Auburn, and Notre Dame are recruiting me hard. Notre Dame has already offered me."

When did the Irish offer Mays?

"Their coaches sent me a letter towards the end of the season telling me I had a scholarship."

Which colleges are now standing out for Otis?

"Right now, I am looking at Ole Miss and MSU. Pretty much who ever makes the best offer will be where I go."

What does Mays like about Ole Miss?

"I just like them because I have friends and family down there. Plus, they recruit me the hardest. They are constantly sending me letters and text messages. I know their coaches pretty good too. I really feel at home at Ole Miss. It is in my back yard."

What are MSU's positives?

"Really, I have never been down there, but I like Coach Croom. He is a good head coach. That is what got me in interested in them, their coach. I like him and Coach Orgeron."

When it comes decision time, what will be the main factors?

"Their academics will be the main factor. The next thing will be their offense. Do they pass, run, or do both? I like a passing offense."

Otis carries a 2.56 GPA.

Otis Mays will participate at the scout combine at Ole Miss on April 30th.

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