The six-foot-three, 190-pound gunslinger from Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic has everything it takes to be successful at the next level.
"He's fundamentally sound," National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins said of Mahalak. "Good, solid arm strength, he has good feet in the pocket and he's poised."
And Mahalak will continue to develop his skills in the off-season. With plans to participate in the Elite 11 Regional, Under-Armour camp and 7-on-7 tournaments in Northern California, Mahalak will continue to add to the exposure he's already been getting.
"The whole month of January we had a lot of schools at our high school," Mahalak said. "Just starting to talk and build relationships."
Some of those relationships are already in full-swing, Mahalak says.
"Since I was a sophomore I've been talking to Miami, North Carolina, Oregon and Oregon State," he said. "Washington has come into the picture more recently and I've also spoke with coach Sark and Lupoi."
The recruiting process is far from new to Mahalak, as he not only is a part of it but he watched his former teammate Jared Goff, who signed a NLI to play for California, go through it as well.
"Jared and I have become really close friends over the past few years," he said. "He opened my eyes to little nuances of the game that I wasn't seeing before and seeing how he went through the process definitely helps me."