Clemson 5-star OL target decommits from Tennessee


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Cade Mays - Offensive Line
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Height: 6-6   Weight: 318   Hometown: Knoxville, TN (Knoxville Catholic HS)   Class: 2018
ESPN:
#25 Overall, #3 OL, #1 TN
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#19 Overall, #3 OL, #1 TN
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#61 Overall, #5 OT, #1 TN
Mays at his visit to watch Clemson-Georgia Tech
Mays at his visit to watch Clemson-Georgia Tech

5-star 2018 offensive tackle Cade Mays announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has decommitted from the mediocre 4-5 Tennessee football program.

"I wanted to take this time and release a statement and give an inside look to my thoughts about my recruitment," Mays posted. "This decision has been one of the hardest decisions I have made in my life. I serve a loving God, and I am confident he will lead me down the right path. My family is my backbone and without them I would not be in the position I am in today. I would like to thank Coach Jones, Coach Wells, and the rest of the UT staff for everything they have done for me in the past 2 years. Many people I have come in contact with at the University of Tennessee have had a tremendous impact on my life. After many talks with God and my family, I have decided to decommit from the University of Tennessee. Thank you to everyone who has been with me every step of the way through this process."

Mays recently spoke to TigerNet on his visit to Clemson during the rain-soaked victory against Georgia Tech.

“It was great. I had a great time,” Mays told TigerNet shortly after he left campus Sunday. “I got to spend a lot of time with the coaches and commits.”

Mays was impressed by the fan support that sat through the rain to watch their team play.

"Clemson is a different culture than anything I’ve seen," Mays said. "It’s very special. I couldn’t believe the stadium was sold out in the pouring rain. It’s just so real. Everyone is bought in, and Coach Swinney told me before the game, the ‘fun is in the winning.’"

Mays finished up the interview saying that the Clemson visit will give him something to think about.

"I want to win a National Championship and get the best opportunity to play at the highest level,” Mays said. "Obviously, Clemson has the tools to help me achieve my goal."

The 5-star star prospect is reportedly headed a visit to Ohio State this weekend and Clemson and Georgia are also in his lead pack of schools.

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