Cade Mays reflects on season, recruiting 5-star for Tennessee

Cade Mays is not only one of the best blockers in the Volunteer State but the entire country. See what the Knoxville Catholic junior told IT about his development, a much-deserved award and his fighting to stockpile talent at Tennessee.

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.

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