In the world of college football recruiting, coaches can never look too far ahead in an effort to build up their recruiting classes. This current cycle includes athletes in the 2016 class, and the Vols even have a 2017 commitment in defensive end Jordan Riley. And on Monday afternoon, the Vols added their first commitment in the 2018 class.
Cade Mays, an offensive lineman out of Knoxville, committed to the Vols early Monday afternoon. While Mays has yet to receive a star rating according to 247Sports, he has recently begun to blow up in recruiting and already has offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida State, and Ole Miss among a few others.
Mays is still three years away from graduating high school, but he already measures in at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds. Mays plays at CAK in Knoxville, and he is another legacy commit for the Vols, as Mays' father, Kevin Mays, played for the Vols from 1991-94 as both a defensive and offensive lineman.
The ratings for the class of 2018 class have not been calculated as of yet, but if Mays' offer list and body size are any indication of his potential, then expect him to be one of the higher-rated offensive linemen in the class and to be one of the top prospects in the state of Tennessee. The Vols may have already nabbed one of their headline recruits in the class of 2018 with Mays.