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Mayes Commits to Canes

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:29pm

Miami Northwestern has had a great reputation of producing high-caliber football players in the last few years. The next player in line, Ryan Mayes, made his commitment Monday night and decided to stay local by picking the Miami Hurricanes. He immediately jumped on the offer from Miami, as he received the offer and committed in the same night.

He’s a big athlete (standing at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds), and he brings some versatility on the field. He is being recruited as a cornerback, though he also has experience at wide receiver.

“I honestly don’t care about the position I play,” Mayes told Scout.com. “I just want to help my team and play to my potential. I prefer defense because I like to hit, I like to be physical.”

Though Northwestern is known for producing a lot of football products, Mayes made a name for himself at Dr. Krop High School in Miami. He transferred to Northwestern to play his senior season. His teammate at Northwestern, Mike Smith, has committed to play for the Hurricanes, as well.

Mayes also held an offer from Syracuse. Currently, he is unranked by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. He becomes the 17th addition to the 2014 class for the Hurricanes.

Check out his highlights below.