After spending most of the summer on the road, 2016 (Glen Allen) running back, Sylvester Mayers finally returned to the football field at home on Friday night. Mayers and the Glen Allen Jaguars battled Freeman in an exhibition game to kick off the fall season. In the scrimmage, Mayers stood out, rushing for two touchdowns and accumulating over 200 total yards.
"It felt great to get back on the field and get a chance to go against a team that wasn't the same colors as you," Mayers said of the scrimmage.
"For the past few weeks it's just been hitting drills against teammates and it was nice to beat up on somebody else for a change."
The recruiting process took off for Mayers over the past several months. Mayers visited dozens of colleges in eight different states to get a feel for what each school had to offer.
"This summer was great for me," Mayers said.
"I've been all over the place to all these different colleges. I've been to Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina State, Duke, Penn State, TCU, Baylor, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, JMU, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and Boston College."
After visiting all those places, do any schools standout to the 5-6, 150 pound playmaker?
"I really like all the schools I've been to this summer," Mayers noted.
"They're all about equal to me. They're all great to visit and I want to visit more if I can."
Mayers visited UVa back on July 21st for head coach, Mike London's final youth camp of the summer. The rising sophomore showed well in the one-on-one workouts and enjoyed his time at camp. Mayers said that he was able to soak up the full UVa experience on his trip to grounds.
"I really like the coaching staff and the indoor facility," Mayers said of his time at UVa.
"I didn't really get a chance to tour it, but from what I saw, it seemed like a really nice place to be."
So, what's next for the all purpose 'back?
"I'm going to the Clemson Georgia game on [August] 31st," Mayers said.
"After that, I'm going to try make it up for the UVa-Oregon game. Also, the Penn State-Michigan game, the Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh game, the Tennessee-South Carolina game, and I'm trying to add a few more to that list."
As a freshman at Glen Allen, Mayers scored 12 total touchdowns, and picked off four passes.