Remember that big hole on the offensive line in the 2018 recruiting class? The West Virginia Mountaineers are closing it up pretty quickly. Bolivar Central’s Briason Mays just announced his decision on Twitter, becoming the second 2018 offensive line recruit beside Junior Uzebu.
You may recognize Bolivar Central as the same high school that is home to 2018 quarterback commit Woodrow ‘Trey’ Lowe. Mays traveled up to Morgantown with Lowe in June for a one-day camp, and ended up leaving with a scholarship offer and a new leader in his recruitment.
Mays will sign with the Mountaineers during the new early signing period in December, and hopes to enroll at West Virginia in January.
Rivals’ Keenan Cummings’ analysis
Mays plays a very violent style of game as he plays with a controlled mean streak, which means he isn’t afraid to get nasty but stay in the legal limits of the game. Mays displays great lateral movement to go along with solid quickness for a prospect of his size.
Height: 6’ 4’’
Weight: 290 lbs.
Big 4 Ratings:
Power 5 Offers - Georgia Tech and Illinois
- 247Sports - 2* (79 rating)
- Rivals - 3* (5.6 rating)
- Scout - 3*
- ESPN - N/R
Junior year highlights:
The Smoking Musket Analysis
In Two Words
Just off of size comparison alone, I’d say Briason reminds me of Mark Glowinski or Don Barclay.
Mays projects to play at offensive guard, but has the skill set to also play as a center in West Virginia’s offense. Look for Mays to be one of those guys that quietly become an unsung hero along the offensive line. He’s already built a rapport with his quarterback in this class, and should be able to continue that should Lowe be named the starting quarterback during his time in Morgantown.
Impact on Other Prospects?
The Mountaineers still have a couple holes left to fill on the offensive line, so look out for at least one or two more commits in this class.