Thank You Sir, "Mays" I Have Another

Thank You Sir, "Mays" I Have Another

Illinois pulled a Texas two-step on Sunday when they snagged their second receiver from the Lone Star state in as many days. Here's a quick look at the newest Illinois commit.

It's been a Lone Star themed weekend for Illinois. After landing a commitment from big time receiving target A.D. Miller on Saturday, Illinois followed up by snagging fellow Texan Sam Mays on Sunday.

Mays chose Illinois over offers from hometown Houston, BYU, Memphis, North Texas, Fresno State, and others.

The 2015 receiver had a very productive junior campaign, recording 59 catches for 1,012 yards and an impressive 16 touchdowns.

Scouting Report

Mays will complement Miller well in the future. He has a great ability to get separation and get open quickly off of the line of scrimmage. Playing in Texas, he has faced top-level competition, especially at a school like Kinkaid.

Mays does a good job of looking in the ball over either shoulder and has the ability to do some damage in space. He could see some time in the slot to create mismatches, however he is most likely projecting as a flanker on the next level.

As he adds more strength in a college weight and training program, his explosiveness will only improve, and his body will allow him to handle the matchups he will see with big and physical Big Ten defensive backs.

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