Dalton Standout OL narrows list

<b>Cameron Mayo</b> of Dalton is one of the top offensive line prospects in the state. He has a load of offers and has narrowed his list of favorites to Six Lucky teams.

Offensive lineman Cameron Mayo has toured a host of southern campuses this summer. He has performed very well on the camp circuit and impressed many coaches during the process. Cameron currently sits with 8 offers, and he's hoping for a few more.

"Auburn, Clemson, Duke, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee, Cinicinatti, Louisville, East Carolina, and UT-Chattanooga have extended me a scholarship. Right now, my final six are Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida, Clemson, South Carolina, and Tennessee."

His latest camp was just last weekend, and landed him on the plains of Auburn, Alabama.

"I did pretty well. I got an offer from Auburn last week."

Mayo is pretty wide open right now, but he has a few things on his mind that will factor into his final decision. His hometown of Dalton, is known as the "Carpet capital of the World." However, it's not a buzzing metropolis or a large place by any stretch of the imagination. Mayo looking for something similar in his college choice.

"I like a small campus. Clemson really stands out to me because of that. I liked the town and the school a lot. I also don't want to be really far from home either."

The North Georgia prospect's high school team lost almost 30 seniors off of their 2002 squad. That has caused a serious shakeup in the Catamount's starting lineup, and double duty for Cameron Mayo.

"I'm going to play defensive end and offensive tackle this season. That's fine because Clemson, and South Carolina like me at both positions. The others like me at Center or Guard. I'll play anywhere though, it doesn't matter to me."

The standout prospect told us that he's now 6'4 265lb's with a 280lb bench, and 400lb squat. While he's working extremely hard now, Mayo understands that he may need an extra year to keep growing.

"I want to redshirt. I need to add more weight, and just get better at everything I do."

The Dalton Catamounts may be rebuilding this year, but Cameron Mayo will make sure his position is not a question mark whatsoever. He will be an interesting player to watch this fall.

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