Clemson, Duke, Georgia, N.C. State, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech… Sylvester Mayers participated in camps at every one of these schools this spring and summer. The Glen Allen (VA) tailback certainly didn’t shy away from competition this offseason, and he will hopes these experiences result in a breakout sophomore season on the varsity level.
“They’ve all been a lot of fun,” Mayers said of the camps he has participated in this year. “On the business side, it has been good for me to get out to these colleges so they can’t say they haven’t seen me at camp. This is good for me to do all this now and to get it out of the way.”
Mayers noted some of his top performances of the year.
“I went to the Rivals Top 250 Underclassmen Challenge and feel like I really excelled there. I made the all camp team at Penn State,” said the 5’7″, 150-pound prospect. “I feel like I’ve done really well at all of them.”
In addition to the camps, Mayers also trekked to Baylor, Tennessee, TCU and Vanderbilt for unofficial visits. Is there a favorite or favorites following all of these experiences?
“I like all these schools. They are all great places,” Mayers answered.
The 2013 season will be the Mayers’ first playing full-time on the varsity level. If last night’s scrimmage is any indication — he had three rushing touchdowns — then Mayers could be in for an excellent year.
“I’m excited to go into this new season. They’ve got me at running back, but I’m going to be playing some corner too,” Mayers said. “I’m just excited to see how I get out and do against varsity players. I’m excited to show ’em what I got.”
He added: “The team’s looking pretty good this year. A lot better than last year, so I’m excited.”
Offensively, look for Glen Allen to utilize Mayers’ talents as a rusher and a receiver.
“I’ll probably be that guy you just get the ball to out in space. They’ll make sure I have space to work with so I can just go,” said Mayers, who expects to work in the slot as well as in the offensive backfield.
The younger Mayers is hoping to ultimately reach the highest level of college football, just like his father did. The elder Mayers, also named Sylvester, played strong safety for Clemson in the early 90s.