Versatile Athlete Embraces Underdog Role

Adolfo Camarillo HS ATH Jake Maulhardt (Camarillo, CA) is versatile in that he can play both TE and WR. The Scorpions run the Air Raid offense and that makes his versatility all the more important. On the recruiting front, there's some new developments to report dealing with Maulhardt and how he may potentially become a Bronco. What could it be? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about all that & more.

Adolfo Camarillo HS ATH Jake Maulhardt (Camarillo, CA) is versatile in that he can play both TE and WR. The Scorpions run the Air Raid offense and that makes his versatility all the more important. On the recruiting front, there's some new developments to report dealing with Maulhardt and how he may potentially become a Bronco. What could it be?

"I spoke to Coach Pease and apparently there was some miscommunication," he said. "Coach Pease told me I was the main guy for the WR scholarship, but I didn't realize that and they already have a guy committed now. The good news is that he also told me I'm the #1 guy for TE now. I don't have an official offer right now, but he said to send film from our scrimmage today along with the first two games. He told me I'll have an offer as long as everything looks good on film."

"We talked about setting up my official visit too," he stated. "Basically, he told me to call him right after those first two games and then we'd talk about it. I'll probably commit on the visit if they bring me up since he told me I'd know about the offer beforehand."

"I like Boise just because they remind me of us," said Maulhardt. "We have Oaks Christian right down the road and I could've gone there, but they remind me of USC, Texas, and those schools. I like the underdog and always have. Also, I know the town is all about football and that's the type of atmosphere I want to be a part of."

The talented ATH scored 6 TDs in the scrimmage on Saturday, so it's safe to say he's off to a good start when it comes to earning that "official" offer.

"I scored 6 of our 7 TDs," said Maulhardt. "The main thing I'm trying to improve is the yards after catch. I have good hands and I can catch the deep ball, but I want to be able to pick-up more yards after the catch. I think I did a good job of that today."

On Friday, Maulhardt (6'6, 205, 4.63) and his teammates also returned from a little retreat, reminiscent of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys" from his days at Texas A&M.

"We had a full camp all week. Basically, no cell phone or anything like that," he said. "We wake up, eat, practice, eat, practice, eat, go to sleep, and do it all over again the next day. I think it was really good for team bonding, but it was definitely tough for us."

"We have another scrimmage against Agoura this Friday," he said. "We're going to treat this like a normal week. We're going to prep for the game, practice hard, and hopefully win the game. We've got our season opener one week after that."

As a junior, he had 94 receptions for 1,191 yards and 7 TDs.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jake Maulhardt.




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