Mayo Talks About Tennessee Visit

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Kecoughtan (Hampton, VA) outside linebacker prospect Jerod Mayo visited the University of Tennessee this weekend, which was his fourth official visit overall. Tennessee certainly impressed Mayo, who is one of the state of Virginia’s top prospects.

“Yeah I had a real good time,” Mayo said. “First off, we looked at the stadium. It was real nice…real big. I hung out with other recruits like Brian Toal, Hugh D’Imperio, and Anthony Parker, and had a good time. Hugh’s visiting Virginia Tech next weekend. Brian said he wasn’t sure, but he might visit Tech as well.

“I just had an overall good time. It was a real good experience.”

In terms of where the visit ranked with his previous three trips, Mayo said “it ranked right up there with the NC State visit. The Virginia visit was pretty good, but just not as good as the other visits.”

Comfort level with the school and the program is one major factor in Mayo’s decision making process. With only one visit remaining, he was able to compare how he felt on each campus to this point.

“I probably felt the most comfortable at Tennessee, although I did feel comfortable at the rest,” Mayo said. “I just felt at home [at Tennessee]. They already have two Virginia boys out there already in CJ Fayton and Antwan Stewart (host), and those guys said they enjoy it. I just felt comfortable with the school, and the scheme is good too. All of the schemes are cool though.”

Jerod did not name any favorites following his Tennessee trip, though he says he will begin narrowing his list after next weekend.

“Not right now,” Mayo said when asked if he has any favorites. “I am going to start cutting my list down after my Virginia Tech visit. I’ll sit down with my coach and my family and decide. One team right now that’s probably going to be out is Purdue. The other schools are still there.”

Virginia Tech has scheduled an in-home visit with Jerod this Tuesday. He was not sure which other visits he has scheduled for this week. Last week, Virginia Coach Al Groh made an in-home with Mayo and his family.

“Al Groh came in-home last week, and it was a real good visit,” Mayo said. “They basically told my Mom what they have been telling me about the program and the school. She hadn’t heard it before, so they came