Sophomore All-American defensive end Frank Mays of Central Lakes College has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Florida A&M.
Mays will receive a full athletic scholarship to play at the Tallahassee, Fla., school, which is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and is an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision school with 13,000 students.
Last year the Rattlers finished 7-4, losing to Bethune-Cookman, 26-16, in the Florida Classic.
A native of Bemidji, Mays earned honorable mention on the Division III All-America team announced by the National Junior College Athletic Conference. He had 47 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 2011 and 42 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2010.
“Frank has anchored the CLC defense for the last two years,” CLC head coach Greg Medeck said in a news release. “He has been near the top in statistical categories for his two seasons. Frank has also developed into a leader, which earned him the status of captain in 2011.
“While I have been pleased to work with Frank and watch him develop these last two years, I am probably more excited to follow the next step of his journey. Frank has incredible potential, and I am certain he will flourish at the next level. His work ethic and desire to achieve will definitely keep him on course to a successful career.”
The 6-foot-10, 255-pound Mays was named to the All-Southern Division first team of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. CLC went 7-3 in 2011.
Before deciding on Florida A&M, Mays had visited Coastal Carolina and Texas Southern.