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Mayo expected to wait

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All is quiet on the O.J. Mayo front, but his new high school coach at Huntington (W.V.) High School did have some insight for Rivals.com.
"Unless there is a big surprise coming that I'm not aware off, O.J. is not going to do anything during the early signing period," said Coach Loyd McGuffin.
McGuffin also noted that his other five-star prospect Patrick Patterson is planning to wait until the spring to sign as well.
With very little coming out of the Mayo camp since the ABCD Camp when it was rumored that he would commit to USC, the silence doesn't mean that schools are not recruiting Mayo.
"Schools have been calling about O.J." said McGuffin. "Illinois called about him just a while back, and USC and Kansas State have both been to the school to visit with him."
Poised to win a third straight state title, McGuffin played down any worries that Mayo's insertion into the lineup might disrupt team chemistry.
"It's not like just any star player came to school here. O.J. has a history here and has been able to fit in just fine. Now things are more normal for him that he is back here. He can actually walk around the school without people paying much attention to him."
O.J. Mayo scouting report:
A combo guard with the total package, Mayo has a physical and imposing presence on the court that resembles Chauncey Billups. Adept at creating space for his jumper and hit difficult floaters in the mid-range, Mayo is very difficult to defend. Capable of guarding multiple positions, Mayo is also able to ignite the fastbreak with his defensive rebounding.
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