When you hear the name Willie Mays, big plays should come to mind, whether you're talking about the McCallum Knights receiver or the Hall of Fame outfielder.
"I think that was my grandpa's favorite baseball player so I guess I'll just have to roll with it," McCallum receiver Willie Mays said.
Named after one of baseball's Gold Glove legends, McCallum's Willie Mays is making a name for himself with game breaking talent.
"He actually looks faster to us this year then he did last year. He's got a little more burst. Kid's got great hands and a big body and he knows how to use as a receiver. He was our leading receiver last year and we expect a lot of big things from Willie this season," McCallum Head Coach Jason Cecil said.
Mays opened the season with an 88-yard touchdown catch in the Taco Shack Bowl. As a three-year starter, it's the kind of play that has college recruiters reaching out.
"Texas Tech, the University of Tulsa, Iowa State, Kansas State, good D1 schools, that's just a few right there," Mays said about the programs he has heard from.
"He has definitely got a lot of peoples' attention and they've all been through to take a look at him, and if he takes care of all his business in the classroom and on the field, he'll have some opportunities," Cecil said.
Mays says his goal for the season is 50 catches and at least 1,000 yards. He's well on his way after McCallum's win over Anderson. It didn't earn this him golden gloves, but the golden Taco Shack trophy isn't a bad start.