NASHVILLE — Cade Mays had a slight disgruntled look on his face when he was passed over for a Tennessee Titans TSSAA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year award as a sophomore.
That look turned to a smirk of achievement Monday as the Knoxville Catholic High School two-way lineman earned the honor for Division I Class 4A.
In 2016, the 6-foot-6, 310-pounder graded out at 93 perent with 56 pancake blocks.
The Scout No. 2-ranked junior offensive tackle in the nation has been committed to Tennessee since July 13, 2015. Mays keeps his recruiter's hat on and has been educating five-star senior offensive lineman Trey Smith of USJ about life in orange for over a year.
"It's going great," Mays told InsideTennessee. "That would be big to get him over there at UT. I don't think many defensive tackles and defensive ends would like to go against us. Same sales pitch every week: Why not?"
See more from Mays by watching the exclusive video interview above.