Former Tennessee commitment OL Cade Mays of Knoxville was one of the top recruits at Clemson last weekend for an official visit. It was his second visit of the season with the Tigers who have become a major player for Mays since he decommitted from the Vols earlier this month.
“I spent a lot of time with Coach (Robbie) Caldwell and Coach (Dabo) Swinney,” Mays said. “Everybody was very kind to me and they made me feel like family. I’m very appreciative of that. I spent a lot of time with the players – mostly the offensive line. I just enjoyed everything about my visit. It was first class.”
He also spent time with former teammate Amari Rodgers and close friend and incoming Clemson recruit Mike Jones Jr. Rodgers, Mays said, gave him some good insight on the Clemson program and what he could expect there.
““He just said that what you see is what you get. They don’t put on a front for recruiting,” Mays said. “It’s exactly what they tell you it’s going to be and it’s genuine. Everything that you see on your visit is what you’re going to get when you get there, so that means a lot to me. Amari said nothing but great things about the development there, not only as a player there but also as a person. Coach Swinney is a great guy and all of his players love him. Coach Caldwell is a great coach too.”
Mays also has taken an official visit to Ohio State. And the first three weekends in December he will visit Tennessee, Notre Dame and Georgia before making his decision. He plans to announce on December 20th.