Depth and experience highlight the group of road graters and protectors.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made his first career start at guard against TCU and protected for an offense that rushed for 144 yards and passed for 197 yards • started at Colorado State and protected for an offense that passed for 233 yards and rushed for 180 yards • started against Kent State and protected for an offense that gained 288 yards • protected for an offense that generated 468 total yards (204 rushing and 264 passing) against Ohio • started at Northwestern.
OVERVIEW: Scout ranked him as a four-star recruit, while ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports gave him three-star status • Scout named him as the No. 2 prospect at his position, while 247Sports listed him at No. 5 and Rivals placed him at No. 12 • was the 57th best player in Texas according to Scout, while Rivals had him at No. 73 and ESPN at No. 103.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended 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 • also lettered in track (shot put and discus) and powerlifting.
PERSONAL: Born April 9, 1996 • son of Allen and Lorraine Mayes • has two siblings, and older brother Alex is a redshirt freshman offensive lineman for the Gophers • father, Allen, and grandfather, Gene Mayes, played football at TCU.