The Clemson Tigers are set to get themselves not one, but two visits from one of the most coveted offensive line prospects in the country.
According to TigerNet, five-star Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic offensive lineman Cade Mays, a Tennessee commit since 2015, is set to stop by Clemson for their game against Georgia Tech on the 21st for an unofficial visit. He is then planning to come by for an official visit when the Tigers take on The Citadel on November 28.
For Mays, whose father is a former captain for the Tennessee football team, the signs seemed to be pointing to him remaining home in Knoxville. But it’s his friendship with current LB commit Mike Jones Jr. and the possibility of Tennessee coach Butch Jones losing his job sooner rather than later that have placed Clemson on Mays’ radar.
“I’m good friends with Mike, and he’s talked me into coming to visit,” Mays told TigerNet. “Obviously, they’re a great program and have things rolling so I want to come back and get an in-depth look at the program.”
According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Mays is the country’s #2 offensive tackle prospect and the #15 overall player in the class of 2018. The 6’6″, 318-pounder, who pledged to the Volunteers in July 2015, would be a huge get for Dabo Swinney and his staff as they look to add talent to the offensive front.