Clemson lands commitment from one of nation's top linemen

Clemson lands commitment from one of nation's top linemen


Clemson lands commitment from one of nation's top linemen


Clemson landed a major commitment on Monday evening from four-star offensive lineman Mitchell Mayes.

The highly regarded recruit from Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road announced his verbal pledge to the Tigers via Twitter this evening.

Mayes (6-5, 315) is coming off his latest visit to Clemson on Saturday, when the football program held its second junior day of the year. It was one of several visits Mayes has made to campus since receiving an offer from the Tigers last April. He attended the Tigers’ elite junior day in January as well.

Besides Clemson, Mayes held offers from Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, NC State, North Carolina, Duke, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Penn State, among others. He visited NC State in late February and went to North Carolina, Auburn and Georgia Tech last week before traveling to Clemson this past weekend.

Mayes, who is committed to play in next year’s Under-Armour All-America Game, is the No. 3 offensive guard and No. 63 overall prospect in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports Composite. ESPN ranks him as the No. 4 offensive tackle and the country’s No. 18 overall prospect.

Mayes becomes the fourth commitment from an offensive lineman in Clemson’s 2020 recruiting class, joining three fellow four-star prospects in Canton (Ga.) Creekview’s John Williams, Lexington (Ky.) Frederick Douglass’s Walker Parks and Milton (Ga.)’s Paul Tchio.






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