January 23, 2012

Maxie enjoys Kent State visit

The Flashes are still looking to add defensive backs to their 2012 recruiting class and one of their top targets was on campus this past weekend in Colleyville (Tex.) Covenant Christian Academy product Adam Maxie. The 6-foot-1, 172-pound prospect is being recruited as a corner by Kent State.

"It was good," said Maxie of the visit. "I got to go around with another defensive back from Texas (Kent State verbal Kerrick Rhone) and we got to tour the facilities and got hosted by some of the players. It was good, it was fun."

Maxie spent most of his time speaking with a pair of coaches on the Kent State staff and with National Signing Day just over a week away, a decision is likely coming soon.

"I talked to my position coach, coach (Jon) Heacock and I talked to coach (Darrell) Hazell," he said. "We'll just see where things go from here; I'll probably be deciding either later this week or early next week, close to Signing Day."

Kent State is Maxie's only offer at the moment, but a pair of BCS conference schools are lurking as National Signing Day quickly approaches.

"I'm taking an official visit to UCLA this weekend and Kansas State has been showing a lot of interest," he said. "I might be taking a visit up to Kansas State pretty soon."

Of those two schools, UCLA is the one showing the most serious interest at this point in time. Maxie is planning to find out about a possible offer while on his visit.

"I talked to coach (Jim) Mora last week and he said he liked my film a lot," Maxie said. "He wants me to come up there for an official visit and we'll just see where it goes from there with the scholarship numbers and everything."

Maxie is the son of new Tennessee Titans defensive backs coach Brett Maxie and says having his father coach at such a high level has helped him a lot in his development as a player.

"He gives me a lot of tips," Maxie said. "He's a really good coach, he always gives me some pointers and he tells me how coaches think and what they're looking for in a player, especially in the secondary."

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