Wildcats Involved with Illinois Athlete

Mundelein, Ill., wide receiver <b>Jake Gaebler</b> has flown somewhat under the radar as a junior as well as during the May Evaluation period, but now the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder has people taking notice.

Gaebler was an all-state selection as a junior after racking up 956 yards and 15 touchdowns. His highlight tape showed his ability to get separation from cornerbacks and make sensational catches.

Gaebler isn't a burner but he's a solid 185-pounds and he runs every bit of a 4.6 40. He's very good after the catch and he's full speed on every route. Gaebler doesn't cut anything short and he shows no fear going across the middle.

Gaebler was moved to running back for his senior season but he'll no doubt be a receiver in college. He reminds a lot of college recruiters of former Northwestern wide receiver Brian Musso.

Gaebler is off an running again in 2004, he scored five touchdowns as Mundelein beat Wauconda 50-14.

Gaebler doesn't have a scholarship offer yet. He says that Northwestern, , Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Northern Illinois and Eastern Illinois are his favorites.

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