'18 TN OL - Cade Mays (Verbal Offer)

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    Offensive tackle
    RR: 6.1
    Catholic
    Knoxville, TN
    6'5" 300 lbs Class of 2018

    Ohio State has offered, recently de-committed from Tennessee.
     
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    NOT LOOKING GOOD ON OLE ROCKY TOP

    Knoxville, Tennessee, Catholic five-star offensive tackle Cade Mays announced on Tuesday morning he was reopening his recruitment, backing off of his two-year commitment to the home-state Volunteers.

    With the program sitting at 4-5 overall and dead last in the SEC East, plenty of speculation has surrounded head coach Butch Jones. Several commits have started to look around, and Mays becomes the third to back off his pledge in the last month.

    Now, Ohio State has the first chance to make an impression on Mays following his decommitment, as he’s set to take an official visit for Saturday’s game. From last night’s edition of The Hurry Up:

    The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Mays — who is considered the second-best offensive tackle and No. 15 propsect overall in the Class of 2018 — has never been to Columbus. He doesn’t have an offer from the staff yet, either. But with uncertainty surrounding five-star target Jackson Carman and the staff's desire to add at least one more offensive tackle to fold, Mays is certainly an attractive option.

    It's seems as if he's pretty excited to get up to Ohio, too.

    “I’ve actually never been up north, so getting up there is going to be pretty special,” Mays told Buckeye Sports Radio.

    “I’ve heard Columbus is unbelievable. I’ve heard the atmosphere there is great. The people there are great. It’s a college city. So, I’m excited to get up there and talk to Urban Meyer in person, and Coach [Greg] Stud[rawa] too. I actually met Coach Stud not to long ago. I’m just excited to get up there and get around some of the players, some of the recruits, and just seeing what they’re about up there.”

    I'm not sure Ohio State can overcome Mays' proximity to Clemson and Georgia, but that's not going to stop the staff from rolling out the red carpet this weekend. He visited the Bulldogs last weekend and plans to see the Tigers in December, but I also wouldn't rule out a return to the Volunteers, either.

    His father and uncle both played at Tennessee, with the latter once being named a team captain. If the Volunteers cut ties with Jones sooner rather than later and bring on a great coach to replace him — let's say someone like Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano — the chances of that happening only increase.
     
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    Nice frame, but needs to get into college shape. If Mickey gets his hands on him ... whoo boy.
     
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    Cade Mays de-commits from Tennessee — now what?
    As the Buckeyes are preparing to host 5-star offensive lineman Cade Mays this weekend for an official visit, the Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic star is preparing to enter a new, and unexpected, phase of his recruitment.

    The “uncommitted” phase, something that he’s not experienced since July 2015.

    As you can see, Mays re-opened his recruitment late Tuesday morning, officially opening the door for Ohio State, Notre Dame, Clemson and Georgia (among others) to make their pitches to the country’s No. 2-ranked offensive tackle.

    Mays is a Tennessee guy through and through, and despite his de-commitment I think there’s as good a chance for the Volunteers to eventually sign him as there is for any other school. Ironically, because of the poor shape of the Tennessee program, Land of 10 has been told that Mays won’t reconsider the Vols as long as Butch Jones remains their coach.

    Whenever Tennessee officially moves on from Jones, its new coach will have a good shot to bring Mays back into the fold if Mays feels comfortable with the new guy.

    Until then, the Buckeyes are on the clock and they’ll take their mightiest swing this weekend as they hope to land another Son of Rocky Top (Max Wray from Franklin, Tenn., is committed to Ohio State) on their offensive line.
     
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    Would love to get him and Carmen. This kid seems all UGA to me tho
     
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    This is Josh Meyers' little cuz...the just pronounce it "Mays" in Tennessee...
     
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    Ohio State vibe on Cade Mays

    In Sunday night’s Dotting the ‘Eyes, we talked about Martinez and Chris Olave, each of whom made official visits to Ohio State last weekend. The country’s second-ranked offensive tackle, Cade Mays from Knoxville (Tenn.), joined them.

    Mays, a former long-time Tennessee commit and a Volunteers’ legacy, recently visited Georgia and Clemson, with each program reportedly feeling good about their standing with the 6-foot-6, 318-pound prospect. As for the Buckeyes? They’re feeling “OK,” which is what you’d really expect for a program getting its first chance at face-to-face recruiting Mays.

    “I’d say there’s some optimism,” one source said about the Buckeyes’ feelings following the weekend. “But not confidence.”

    Personally, I think Tennessee remains the most likely place for Mays to land — though it will depend on who the Volunteers hire to replace Butch Jones, and how quickly they do it.
     

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