Todd Mayo of Germantown (Tenn.) High School burst onto the national recruiting scene during his senior season. This week he picked up a Big East offer and another Big East school is now firmly in the picture.
West Virginia now has a scholarship on the table for Mayo, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound shooting guard.
"Coach Huggins came in Tuesday to personally evaluate and watch Todd play," said Germantown head coach Newton Mealer. "There is no doubt in my mind that Coach Huggins has a scholarship for him. He was very excited about Todd and thought his game had really improved since he saw him as a kid. They are looking for a guy who can get to the rim and finish and also kick the ball out."
Big East competitor Louisville is also now positioning itself with Mayo.
"The newest development is that Louisville has crept in there," said Mealer. "I have not personally spoken with them, but I believe Todd's brother (O.J. Mayo) spoke with Coach Pitino and got things going. Todd has been talking a lot to me about Louisville the last couple days."
Along with West Virginia and Louisville, Tennessee and Memphis are at the top of Mayo's current list.
"Tennessee is very much right in the mix, and Memphis is very hot after him," said Mealer. "They haven't officially offered yet, but they have been in constant contact and have been to his games.
"I'd say Missouri is then on the outskirts looking in. And don't discount Southern Miss. They have been there a long time and are very involved. Todd has never said he wouldn't go there, and I know the idea of having the ball in his hands and being the go getter appeals to him."
Most importantly for Germantown, however, is that Mayo continues to play better and better. In his last game he put up 30 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
"Todd is playing terrific basketball," said Mealer. "he is scoring and filling up the stat sheet. He is playing harder than he has played all year and is working with the ultimate goal of winning a state championship and positioning himself to go to a great college."
On the season, Mayo is averaging just under 27 points per game for his 22-6 team.