DeMario Mayfield has a routine lately. And it's the best routine he's ever had.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard from Franklin County (Ga.) High School is loving life as a small town, come out of nowhere prospect this fall. College coaches are calling, some are coming to see him and he's been busy checking out campuses in the Southeast.
"I never had any time for myself. All I've been doing is school, basketball, homework, go to sleep, eat and go back to school. I do that over and over," Mayfield said. "There are a lot of colleges calling and showing interest in me."
Mayfield has unofficially visited Clemson and Georgia to date and will return to Athens with his mother for a more formal look around UGA in the next week, he says.
A trip to South Carolina is in the plans for this weekend. On Oct. 20, he said he has a trip to Florida State in the works and on the 27th, he'll be going to Auburn unofficially.
South Alabama and Georgia have made the trip to Franklin County to see him play. Dennis Felton, who came in on Tuesday, has been the only head coach that have been to see him so far this season.
Ole Miss, Auburn, West Virginia, Florida State and Fordham are also inquiring, he said.
"It is a little over-whelming but I like it. This is what I've been working for. This isn't an everyday thing in Franklin County," Mayfield said. "I'm pretty much liking the recruiting process right now."
As he should. Mayfield emerged in some corners of the state with a 28-point game performance and piloted his team to a big win over Derrick Favors and his South Atlanta team last year. This year, Mayfield hopes, will be different.
"I have to work harder this year than I did last year and make everybody better," he said.
And he has a routine to help him do that.