55 Connor Mayes  
Connor Mayes


Van Alstyne, Texas

High School:
Van Alstyne HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 306



OVERVIEW: Scout ranks him as a four-star recruit, while ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports gave him three-star status • Scout tabs him as the No. 2 prospect at his position, while 247Sports lists him at No. 5 and Rivals places him at No. 12 • is the 57th best player in Texas according to Scout, while Rivals has him at No. 73 and ESPN at No. 103.

ESPN ANALYSIS: Dominant run blocker • has the explosive pop and surge needed to knock defenders back • has the hand strength needed to control and maneuver defenders once contact is made. • has balance and agility to play on his feet and adjust to quickness within tight spaces • reach and initial punch can shock rushers at the line • ability to slide and gain leverage • displays double read potential along with the ability to recover and get out of trouble in space • strong inline blocker with the initial quickness and athleticism needed to pull/trap • comes off the ball with good fit and explosion • can gain and sustain an immediate advantage due to his blocking base and persistent leg drive • has pop and surge needed to consistently knock defenders back • releases quickly to the second level and takes proper angles • tough customer who finishes with the nasty effort • handles the shotgun snap while demonstrating the ability to control defenders.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attends Van Alstyne High School • helped lead team to a 7-5 overall record as a senior • protected for a Panthers' offense that averaged 250.7 rushing yards per game • competed in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the West Team and was named to the 2013 USA Today All-Texas Team.

PERSONAL: Son of Allen and Lorraine Mayes • has two siblings • father played football at TCU • younger brother of redshirt freshman offensive lineman Alex Mayes.