Mayers Camps at UVa
Dynamic playmaker in the class of 2016, Sylvester Mayers has taken his show on the road this summer to schools all over the country. The 5-foot-7, 170-pound tailback has camped at Vanderbilt, Clemson, Georgia, Duke, Virginia and North Carolina State. In addition, Mayers has visited Tennessee, Baylor, and TCU in the past two months. Over the weekend, the rising junior made the short trip to Grounds to partake in coach Mike London's final youth camp of the summer. "The camp was good," Mayers said. "It's a lot of competition out here. I got to get coached by some of the best coaches around. I just have to keep working hard and keep my standards high." Mayers was able to show off his speed and versatility and discussed his favorite parts of Sunday's camp. "I like the one-on-ones," Mayers noted. "The drills are always good to bring back to your high school to work on to always improve on that and get better next year." While Mayers was working hard to impress the coaching staff, a longtime friend was looking on from the sidelines. Fellow Richmond native, St. Christopher's linebacker, Ricky DeBerry made the trip to Charlottesville to visit with coach London, and made a stop over at the camp. Mayers and DeBerry share a close bond and share a love for competition. "Me and him have been really close since we were about five or six years old and just always been tight like brothers." Mayers said of the elite linebacker. With DeBerry being in the class of 2015, he will go off to college one year ahead of his friend, Mayers. When asked if DeBerry's choice will have an impact on where he ultimately ends up, Mayers said that it is all about finding the right fit. "I like all the schools now," Mayers said. "The more I get down in the recruiting process and the more I get to the visit the schools, I get a better feeling for each one. That is mainly going to be the deciding factor." As a freshman at Glen Allen, Mayers scored a total of 12 touchdowns, and recorded four interceptions.