Mays plays on defense for the Elks, seeing time at linebacker, and defensive end.
Standing at 6’0, 225 pounds, Mays already has great size to play at the next level, with time to still add to his frame before he signs next year!
On the season, Mays flew all around the field, finishing with 70 tackles in just 10 games, averaging 7 tackles per game. He also grabbed 11 tackles for loss on the year, while forcing 2 fumbles. A menace to quarterbacks, he added 5 sacks and 10 hurries as well!
In the weight-room, Mays dominates like he does on the field, with his squat max being at 485 pounds, which is more than double his body weight! He also has a bench press max of 315 pounds, to go along with a power clean max of 275 pounds.
“We did not have the season that we wanted to have, but I feel like we will do well as we move forward,” Mays said. We went 6-4 and just missed the playoffs, but we lost some key guys the year before and I think that affected us some.
“This was my first year getting actual playing time, but I feel that I did well. I earned All-Johnson County, as well as Second Team All-District Honors. I feel like we could have made the playoffs, but we had some details that I think we will cleanup this off-season!”
In the classroom, Mays takes care of his business as he does on the field, as he currently holds a 3.4 GPA, which will allow for him to qualify for several schools to pay ball at.
We previously did a Player Profile on Mays, where we watched his film, and we were very impressed with the first year player, and we feel his recruitment could open up soon!