Mauk Talks Irish & Recruiting

With several programs showing interest and offers, Maty Mauk spoke with Irish Eyes about his recruitment.

Maty Mauk just took care of the final business with football in 2010 with his team's banquet on Wednesday night. Afterwards, the Kenton (Ohio) quarterback spoke with Irish Eyes about the latest happenings in the recruiting circles.

"Things are going pretty good, Virginia and Missouri came into the school lately.

As for Notre Dame, the Irish have been in contact.

"I have talked with Notre Dame a little bit. Coach Hinton was in and talked with my dad."

As for the Irish, Mauk is excited about what he has seen now and in the past with Brian Kelly.

"Notre Dame is very exciting. With all the tradition and everything Coach Kelly does offensively, he is one of the best coaches in the nation and I'm excited about them recruiting me."

Having watched his brother Ben play for Kelly at Cincinnati, the younger Mauk is very familiar with the Irish offense.

"It's a lot like my dad's offense and Ben played in it, so I have been watching it for a few years now. Between the coaches and the academics, Notre Dame is a great program."

As for what he is looking for in the program he will choose, Maty knows what he is looking for.

"It will come down to the coaches and the academics as well as playing for someone that can prepare me to reach the next level."

With football behind him, it is time for the three-sport athlete to hit the hardwood.

"I'm playing basketball now. We had our first game last Saturday night and we play again on Friday. I'm playing the two-guard and then I'll look to compete in track in the spring."

Some people make a lot out of the production Maty has seen on the field, and the possible pressure some may place on his to match some of the passing records set by his brother, Maty is only interested in one thing.

"I do not feel there is much pressure. Setting records is not a goal; I just want to win a state championship."

As for when he will look to make any college decision, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound signal caller is in no hurry.

"I'll just wait and see who all wants to make contact and then look for the best fit." Top Stories