Quarterback Todd Mays of Olive Branch (Miss.) had the kind of game players dream about last week. In a blowout win, he rushed for 184 yards, passed for 137 more and accounted for six touchdowns.
"That was in the first half," Mays said.
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As of Tuesday night, the 6-feet-1, 190-pound Mays claimed offers from Arkansas State, Louisville, Memphis and Southern Miss. All are recruiting the three-year high school starter, whose team currently is 5-0, as an athlete.
"I'll play any positions," Mays said. "But I'd like to play running back or receiver."
At this point, Mays has no leaders, he said.
His reasoning for this is simple: "I feel like I'm going to pick up more offers. I'm just waiting. I'm taking my time and being patient with it. I'm riding it out."
Mays has yet to attend any college games this fall, but said he previously visited Memphis. He added that Arkansas State and Southern Miss (whom he was offered by after attending camp this summer) are recruiting him the hardest.
"I talk to Arkansas State the most," Mays said. "I'd say about once a week. They talk to my coaches mostly."
Mays hasn't set his officials, but said he'd like to take them to Arkansas State, Louisville, Memphis and Ole Miss. Though the Rebels haven't offered, he hopes to attend the team's Oct. 15 game against Alabama.
"I really want an Ole Miss offer," Mays said. "It's close to my home and all my family can come see me play."