Gophers land Connor Mayes, one of the nation's top centers

  • Blog Post by: Joe Christensen
  • June 18, 2013 - 10:24 AM

One day after landing a top tight end recruit from Wisconsin, the Gophers football team got a commitment from one of the top centers in the country.

Connor Mayes became the fifth 2014 commitment for the Gophers. He is rated as a three-star prospect and as the No. 5 center in the nation by He also has offers from Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas Christian, Kansas State and Baylor.

The Gophers also made an offer to the No. 6 center on that list - East Ridge’s J.C. Hassenhauer. But he reportedly has committed to Alabama.

Mayes, from Van Alstyne (Texas) High School, is the younger brother of Alex Mayes, an offensive lineman who just arrived at the University as part of their 2013 class.

On Sunday, the Gophers received a commitment from tight end Gaelin Elmore, from Somerset (Wis.). He has offers from Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan State.


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