Grant Mayes ready to commit. Could it be SU?
"My family talked on the phone last night and they were very impressed with what the school and coach Robinson have to offer," said Mayes, a 5-foot-10, 184-pound corner back who as a junior made 40 tackles, intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble. He has been timed at 10.8 in the 100-meter dash and has been timed as fast as 4.38 in the 40-yard dash at the Elite College Combine.
Mayes also has offers from Cincinnati and Connecticut, but seems to be leaning towards giving the SU staff his verbal unless Virginia Tech or Wake Forest come through with an offer before tomorrow morning. He has informed both staff's of this and is awaiting a response.
"They said they should get back to me tonight," he said. "Even if they do come through with an offer, I still think I'm set for tomorrow afternoon."
Mayes was won over by Robinson and assistant coach Derrick Jackson, who took over his recruiting for now-assistant director of football operations Desmond Robinson. Jackson called him recently and broke down the number of defensive backs taken in the past year by the other schools recruiting Mayes. Maryland was another school he was highly interested, and the Terps staff had asked him to wait a bit to see what happens with other recruits, but he's apparently ready to make a decision.
"For him to take the time and looks t all of the schools recruiting me and breakdown their cornerbacks they took, that really told me how much they want me," Mayes said. "He also told me coach Robinson was asking about me."
What else does Mayes like about SU?
"My family was impressed with the academics, the graduation rate … My stepfather thinks I can get on the field early on," he said. "That's big, because when you go somewhere, you want to play … And I'm very impressed with coach Robinson."
Stay tuned to Syracusefan.com and Scout.com tomorrow for the latest developments on Mayes…
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