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USF Football Player Profile: #55 OL Eric Mayes

Career profile of USF offensive lineman Eric Mayes.

NCAA Football: Cincinnati at South Florida Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

#55 OL Eric Mayes - Senior, 6’4”, 295 lbs.

2017: Just a year after making the switch, Mayes started all 12 games at left tackle for USF.

2016: Mayes converted from defensive line to offensive line during spring and summer. He made three appearances as a backup, against Northern Illinois, Florida State, and Temple.

2015: As a defensive lineman, Eric didn't play in 2015. He might have taken a redshirt year (he still has one available) but the official roster says he didn't.

How He Came To USF: Mayes was one of Marlon Mack's teammates at Booker High School. He signed with USF's 2013 recruiting class, but he didn't qualify and went to Milford Academy in New York to try and get his grades up. Mayes came back to USF in 2014 but could only manage as a partial qualifier. Eric practiced with the team that season but was not allowed to play.

High School Highlights: If you want to see what Mayes looked like as a defensive lineman at Booker, here you go.

Recruiting Rankings: Mayes was highly touted out of high school and was one of Willie Taggart's first real gets when he arrived at USF. ESPN gave him four stars, while 247 and Rivals gave him three.

Follow Him On... Eric's on Twitter at @eizzymayes23, and his Instagram is mayes_55.