February 26, 2011
Maye has Florida leading
6-foot-2, 190-pound athlete Marcus Maye of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Fla. doesn't hold too many offers, but the schools who have offered are big time.
Included in that group are Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and Miami. UCF recently offered as well.
Maye has visited two of those programs for their respective junior days, the Florida Gators and the Miami Hurricanes.
When asked to compare the two, Maye said one definitely stood out over the other.
"UF's was a little better. I've been down to Miami quite a few times and it wasn't anything new besides the coaching staff. I had never been to UF."
What made the Gators stand out?
"The new coaching staff is very welcoming. Coach (Travaris) Robinson and I connected real well. We hung out a lot. I got to hang out with Coach (Will) Muschamp as well. I really liked the campus too."
Maye went on further about the Florida coaching staff.
"I like the coaches a lot. They are good people. They know what they are doing. They want to win games and get better and help kids get better. They were very welcoming, very talkative, and upfront."
Maye has been back in forth between the Florida schools as to who is leading, and his most recent interview stated that Florida State and Miami were on top, that is no longer the case.
"I would say Florida is in the lead, followed by Alabama, then Florida State."
With Maye having all of the big three Florida schools in the lead at some point throughout his recruitment, Maye was asked what he saw in the future for each of the schools.
"We know Florida State's recruiting class was really big, they are probably going to be the up and coming program. They have a lot of kids at my position, so wherever I can play earliest I'm going to take that into high consideration."
"Hopefully Miami and Florida have a better year. Last year wasn't the best year for those two teams. I hope Florida wins the SEC and maybe Miami will when the ACC, if not Florida State."
A calf injury set back Maye's junior season to only 6 games, but he stated that injury has since healed. In those 6 games Maye had over 1,000 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns at running back, while also having 60 tackles on defense.
His calf is now back to 100%. He played basketball this past season and his Holy Trinity squad won a district championship before losing in the first round of the playoffs.
Maye said he will hold off on any kind of decision about his future until after his football season is over with.
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