Mobile (Ala.) Davidson is home to a number of top prospects for the class of 2007 including four who picked up D-I offers earlier this year. Now, a fifth Davidson prospect has picked up his first offer.
Linebacker Brandon Maye received the big news Friday in a phone conversation with Southern Miss assistant coach Randy Butler.
"Coach Butler texted and said he had some good news for me and to call him back," Maye said. "We talked about their team and how they are looking for more leaders. He said they liked my film and that I was dominating at camp. He said they wanted to offer a full scholarship and they were going to send a written one and it should be at the school Monday."
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Maye was understandably excited when he received the news.
"It's just a blessing from God," said Maye. "It feels like I finally accomplished something. It's a dream come true. Now, I'm looking for some more."
The 6-foot-2, 227-pound Maye put on a show at the Southern Miss camp running a 4.72 40-yard dash and excelling during 1-on-1 drills. The offer has put the Golden Eagles near the top of his list.
"Southern Miss is one of my favorites now," said Maye. "I'm going to try to get up there for some more visits."
Maye lists his current favorites Auburn, Southern Miss, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida State and Florida. He believes several more offers could be on the way.
"I've got a lot of coaches texting me now," Maye said. "Tennessee told me to give them a call next week. They're going to watch my film. South Florida also wants me to call. Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech are waiting to see my transcripts."
Maye wouldn't mind getting his decision out of the way early but with his recruitment just now taking off, he may take a little extra time.
"It's probably going to be a mid to late season decision," he said. "I would like to get it out of the way so it won't be a distraction because no man is bigger than the team."
Maye tallied 45 tackles and two sacks as a part-time starter in 2005. He has a 300-pound bench press and 29-inch vertical leap. Maye plans to major in sports management. He has a 3.2 GPA and a 17 on the ACT.
Bryan Matthews of AuburnSports.com contributed to this report