After taking visits to Clemson and Georgia, five star offensive tackle Cade Mays has decided to decommit from the Tennessee Volunteers. He had been committed since July of 2015. Mays released the news in a tweet this morning.
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Please respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/ANvoIpP1Bf— Cade Mays (@_mayc2) November 7, 2017
Mays was the big fish for Butch Jones and Walt Wells in this class. He’s the number 14 overall player in the 2018 class, according to Rivals. He’s 15th, according to 247. He’s set to visit Ohio State this weekend.
Needless to say, this was the guy that Tennessee couldn’t afford to lose. The administration is trying to save face and keep this recruiting class together by not firing Butch Jones in the middle of the season, but we’ve seen now a handful of decommitments. That comes with the territory of a (potential) coaching change.
Mays joins Jatavious Harris, Brendon Harris and Lyn-J Dixon on the decommitment list.
Tennessee’s once top five ranked 2018 recruiting class now ranks 13th, according to 247 Sports.