Basketball Recruit Xavier Rathan- Mayes Sets Five in-Home Visits This Week

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Basketball Recruit Xavier Rathan- Mayes Sets Five in-Home Visits This Week
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Xavier Rathan-Mayes, a 4-star shooting guard from Huntington Prep, has setup five in-home visits for this week according to Coast2CoastHoops.com.

The 6'3" guard will have a visit from Texas on Sunday, Florida State on Monday, Baylor on Tuesday, Illinois on Wednesday and then UConn will visit Friday.

Rathan-Mayes is ranked as the 25th best player by Rivals.com and the ninth best shooting guard by Scout.com for the 2013 class.

The talented recruit had offers from 21 different Division-I schools. His list of offers included Kentucky, Memphis, LSU, UCLA and Kansas.

ESPN.com says of him:

"A super skilled, young guard, Rathan-Mayes has a great shooting stroke from behind the arc as well as off the dribble and a good understanding of how to create space in the mid-range area. He's still growing into his body, and so isn't yet explosive."

The Texas Longhorns have not picked up a commitment for the 2013 class yet. Texas has a very young team for the 2012-13 season and they would give Rathan-Mayes a good chance to play as a freshman.

Florida State's head coach, Leonard Hamilton, has done a very good job recruiting the past couple of years. Rathan-Mayes would have to compete with talented Seminoles' freshman, Aaron Thomas, for the starting shooting guard position. Thomas was a 4-star prospect coming in the 2012 class. Florida State has not picked up a commit for the 2013 class yet.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes' dad, Tharon Mayes, played at Florida State from 1988-1990.

Highlights from NY2LAHOOPS.TV

Baylor has a very impressive 2012 recruiting class. The Bears were able to nab up 5-star center Isaiah Austin and two 4-star recruits with Ricardo Gathers and L.J. Rose. Baylor did not pick up a shooting guard in the 2012 class and head coach, Scott Drew, has shown he isn't afraid to start freshman.

Illinois has a new head coach in John Groce. Groce and his new coaching staff have hit the ground running, recruiting some of the top high school prospects in the country. Illinois already has two verbal commits from 4-star shooting guard Malcolm Hill and 3-star center Maverick Morgan.

The Connecticut Huskies have two commits for the 2013 class. Kenton Facey, a 4-star center from Brookville, New York, was a huge pick up for Jim Calhoun and could really help picking up other players. UConn also has a verbal commit from Terrence Samual, a 3-star shooting guard.

Rathan-Mayes' AAU coach, Tony McIntyre, recently told Adam Zagoria, “It’s going to come down to where he’s  going to play and play a lot as well."

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