"This week I'm going to take an official to Minnesota
," said E.J. May
. "I've also scheduled an official visit to South Alabama
on the 27th. The other schools I'm looking at are South Florida
, Middle Tennessee
State, and Louisiana Tech
May, 5-11, 180, had 34 tackles on the year with six interceptions and 14 pass breakups from his defensive back position for the 7-4 Yellow Jackets.
"My ability to make tackles is the strong point of my game," May said. "I don't miss. I can close quickly and while I may not be the hardest hitter, I bring them to the ground."
McGill-Toolen had a 7-3 regular season in 6A play before losing in the 1st round of the state playoffs 31-10 to Davidson.
"I enjoyed getting better each year while I was in high school," said May. "I think I'll miss my teammates the most."
In the Alabama- Mississippi All-Star Classic, May had a big pass breakup on the game's last play. Trying to tie in the second overtime, Mississippi's Ben Stevens
looked for highly touted wide receiver Nickolas Brassell
in the back of the endzone, but May made the play knocking the ball away and preserving the 24-17 win for the Alabama All-Stars.
"Since football season is over I enrolled in a gym," said May. "I plan on working out every night there and doing drills at Murphy with my trainer."
Still, May has to decide where he's going to go once his senior year of high school is complete.
"I just looking for a program that's going to treat me right," May said. "I want it to feel like home to me. I'll probably wait until signing day to decide where that's going to be."
Minnesota has a new coach in Jerry Kill. Going north to play in the Big Ten could be enticing for May. However, Ladd-Peeples Stadium is the home of the USA Jaguars and also where he made the big play in the All-Star game and in his hometown of Mobile. Wherever May lands he has one goal in mind as a freshman.
"Go in, work hard, and compete for a starting position," May said. "When I earn playing time I want to put up good numbers."
Although May said he could have graduated early he plans on graduating with his class at McGill-Toolen in May. He wore No. 4 for the Yellow Jackets.
E.J. May, an All-State performer at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, will look closely at finding a college in the next few weeks. May committed to the University of Kentucky in October, but decommitted in December and is ready to explore his options as signing day draws near.
E.J. May ready for visits
Two dates set for the McGill-Toolen athlete.