ALCOA, Tenn. — Cooper Mays is well on his way toward carving his own niche.
The recruiting process for the Knoxville Catholic School offensive guard is on the fast track, obtaining offers from Tennessee in August and Georgia in January.
Since getting the Vols opportunity at the onset of his freshman season of high school football, the 6-foot-2, 236-pounder has seen a change with Tennessee's offensive line coach as Walt Wells replaced Don Mahoney, whose son Jake Mahoney was a teammate of Mays' in 2016 with the Irish.
"It was really nice to see how (Wells) taught on the field because he's really nice like off the field in his office and everything, he's really nice in person," Mays said Sunday. "He's pretty intense in practice, and he's a really good coach. He talks everything through. He pays attention to make sure everything is done right — each rep."
The Bulldogs continue to send information to the Mays home through the mail with Louisiana State and Louisville expressing interest.
See what Mays said about competing at The Opening Atlanta, his recruitment, how spring workouts are going and more in the exclusive InsideTennessee video above.