Ready to play football: Majette nearing decision

Second Update: Mike Majette has decommitted from the University of Maryland and has instead committed to Indiana University.

Update: Mike Majette committed to the University of Maryland this morning.

Woodbridge High School Class of 2015 cornerback Mike Majette is an aggressive football player. His physical play has turned him into a sought after recruit by many colleges.

Now, the Virginia native’s aggressive style is showing in his recruiting. Rather than wait to see how his senior season goes, Majette will make his decision in mid-August, before the season begins.

While he hasn’t released his short list yet, the three schools at the top are Maryland, Boston College, and Purdue, according to Majette.

“They tell me I’ll come in and have an impact immediately. They see me as an athletic cornerback and these teams tell me they need athletes like myself,” Majette said in a phone interview on Monday.

Photo provided by Mike Majette
Photo provided by Mike Majette

He looks for a school with a mix of good academics and athletics. He also says that playing in his freshman year is a must.

The dual position athlete (Majette plays quarterback in high school) plans to decide once he attends the Virginia, Tennessee, and Wake Forest camps later this summer.

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He has already attended Maryland’s camp. In previous interviews, Majette has said playing near home would be great.

“It would mean a lot. It would mean my family and friends would be able to see me play. I could represent the DMV, which is where I grew up. I would be able to put my all into it,” Majette explained.

Photo from Scout.com
Photo from Scout.com

While Boston College isn’t close to home, the football program has the three star athlete intrigued.

“Boston College’s football program is rebuilding as we speak. They’re coming along really well. They had a pretty good year last year with their running back and a few other good players on their squad. In the next couple years with new recruits, they’re gonna do something,” Majette said.

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The third school at the top of the list, Purdue, hasn’t had as much success in football of late. This hasn’t fazed Majette.

“Purdue’s degree is very prestigious. That’s huge. Academically they’re top of the charts. Their football team is going to come along. They’re down right now, they won one game last year, but everyone has a couple down years,” Majette said.

Photo provided by Mike Majette
Photo provided by Mike Majette

Ultimately, he believes it won’t matter whether the program is rebuilding or already established. If he likes the school, he will be happy.

Friends at Maryland and Boston College are recruiting him to attend. He says while they do want him to come, they are “easing off.”

“They’re not too hard on me,” Majette said with a laugh.

While he is happy with the offers he currently has, he hopes to get more. He says Tennessee, Wake Forest and UVA have all talked to him extensively.

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Majette isn’t just ready to play college ball. He is ready for his senior season.

“Last season was a good year. But I have this season coming up, which I am going to explode in. I’m going to outdo what I did in my junior year,” Majette said.

His football career, one that started when he was five playing for the Dolphins, is now ready for the next step.

The countdown is on: one month.

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