Mayo Returns from NC State

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Kecoughtan (Hampton, VA) star Jerod Mayo had an excellent visit this weekend to NC State. The 6-2, 215 pound linebacker prospect had a great time in Raleigh this weekend and looks forward to taking the rest of his official visits.

“It was real nice man, real nice,” Mayo said of his official visit. He was hosted by NCSU junior linebacker Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay. “The highlight was probably the football banquet, seeing the highlight film and the seniors who are leaving. Today I spoke with the strength coach and watched some of their practice. It was cool. I would give the visit a nine [out of ten]. Of course I don’t have anything to compare it to, but it was great. I’m ready to take the rest of my visits.”

Mayo’s step-father and mother accompanied him on the visit and were equally impressed with NC State.

“They liked it a lot,” Mayo said. “I don’t know if it was just their first visit with me, but they really liked it. They liked the coaches, the program, the whole package.”

This weekend, Mayo makes an official visit to the University of Virginia. Heading into his official visits, UVA and Virginia Tech had been the leaders. Now, it appears the process has opened up.

“I’m going to Virginia this weekend, and Virginia has a tough job because they have some measuring up to do,” Mayo said. “I’m going to use NC State as my measuring stick for the rest of my visits. I was really surprised at how well the visit went.”

NC State may be the leader at this point, however they are the only official visit he has taken.

“If I had to name a leader, I would say NC State but they are the only school I’ve been to,” Mayo said. “You can’t compare an official visit to visiting a school unofficially. I’m going to take all of my visits to compare. NC State will be the measuring stick.”

Following the Virginia visit, Mayo will go to Purdue on December 19th, Tennessee on January 16th, and finishes with Virginia Tech on January 30th. He may head to San Antonio, Texas, in early January, as he was invited to the Army All-American Bowl. Jerod is undecided as to whether or not he will make the trip.


Hitting it off…

On the visit, Mayo met Dudley High School (Greensboro, NC) defensive tackle DeMario Pressley,