Player Primer: Caylon May
Cover Photo Credit: Tom Hauck – Student Sports
I talked with Rich Central’s big DT Caylon May (LPI #11 DL) on his personal goals for this year, upcoming visits and schools he’s kept in touch with the most.
You can find Caylon on Twitter @CaylonMay.
Olympia Fields, IL
Wt: 310 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
Photo Credit: Tom Hauck – Student Sports
LPI: What were the most important things you did this offseason and are now doing in practice so you can improve this season?
CM: the most important things I’ve done this off season have been lifting and conditioning. I’ve just been working on getting stronger and faster so all my workouts were just centered around getting more explosive and physical as an athlete.
LPI: You’re sitting on offers from Western Michigan, Northern Illinois and Colorado State to name a few . What are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?
CM: My greatest strength is my ability to move off the ball quick and drive people off the line. I believe schools should offer me because I’m a hard worker and I will do anything it takes to reach the top. Also I just have a mindset where I won’t stop until I achieve my personal and team goals.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most?
CM: I’ve kept in contact with University of Illinois a lot and we have really built a strong relationship. Also, I have been in touch with Bowling Green as well as Western Michigan as well.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?
CM: I just visited Illinois this weekend and watched them play North Carolina. They lost unfortunately, but it was a great experience and was very cool overall. My next visits are going to be at Bowling Green and Ball State as I really want to see what they have to offer academically as well as athletically. I’m really excited.
LPI: What’re your personal goals for this season?
CM: My main personal goal this season is to get at least 30 tackles or more. I would also really like to get a defensive touchdown and a state championship ring before I leave high school. Those are my personal goals.
LPI: You guys are currently sitting at 2-1 on the year. What have you guys been doing so you can get back to the playoffs?
CM: We’ve been focused on working on us as a team. I believe that we have to the ability to be a championship team, but we just have to practice hard and come ready to play everyday. Overall, we just been working on getting the little things right to make sure we minimize our mistakes and come to play on game day.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level?
CM: The list can go on, but there are a few guys that I believe will be outstanding at the next level and that college coaches need to watch.
Miles Wade – Miles definitely has the ability to play at the next level. He is a very great player that can play defensive tackle as well as offensive tackle, is very athletic and is just very disruptive on the field in general.
Anthony Burton – He is a quick and very physical defensive end that can drop back as a linebacker and be just as effective if need be. He is going to be great football player at the next level.
David High – David is a very good offensive guard that moves defensive players off the ball with ease. He’s also very good at getting to the second level, blocking linebackers and is an overall great asset to our offensive line.