Wide receiver Micah Mays fulfilled the commitment he made four months ago and has signed his way into Wake Forest.
Mays is a 6-2, 175-pound receiver out of The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, FL. While he has weight and strength to add to his frame, he fits the mold of receivers who have succeeded at Wake in the Dave Clawson era. He is athletic with a multiple skill set.
Mays is multi-sport athlete at The Benjamin School. He also played basketball and ran track. He owns state titles, (Florida 1A), in the 400 meters and in the triple jump.
With the athleticism from the multi-sport background, Mays held a distinct advantage over defensive backs in high school. His game film shows a long stride that helps the offense stretch the field. He also excels at the 50-50 balls. Like most high school football players who are one of the better athletes on the field, he needs some coaching up so that he is not overly reliant on his athleticism. His route running needs some refinement, but that is not unusual for high schoolers.
Ranked by the 247Sports Composite as a four-star receiver, Mays had just under 1,400 career receiving yards in three years of varsity football in Florida. He had 16 touchdowns and an average of just over 18 yards per reception.
Wake beat out a wide swath of schools that offered Mays. Kevin Higgins, who has tutored a large number of successful Wake Forest receivers, led the recruiting efforts for Mays. Wake beat out the likes of NC State, Miami, Florida State, and Duke for his services. He had 40 offers in all including some from the Big 12 and the Pac-12. He committed to Wake back in August.
Mays’ father, also named Micah, was a quarterback at Grambling from 1997-2001. He is now the athletic director at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School in Florida.
No formal announcements have been made yet as to the status of current Wake receivers. It is believed that A.T. Perry is the most likely to put his name in for the NFL Draft. Donavon Greene and Jahmal Banks are more likely to return, giving Mays time to work his way into the rotation.
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