"I tell the guys that I am here at TJC right now, but I tell the guys that I will look forward to getting to Oklahoma State. But right now my business is TJC and trying to win a conference and a national championship."
Maile was well aware of one spectator in the stands at Rose Stadium last Saturday. Oklahoma State defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements was there watching. He has coached a number of players over his coaching career at Kansas State and currently has Ofa Hautau, Emmanuel Ogbah, and Vili Levini of Polynesian decent.
"I know he was here and I think he left home early for the day," Maile said. "I saw him on the sidelines but I did not get a chance to talk to him."
This week Tyler will try to add to its record hosting Cisco on Saturday. Maile despite the extra attention has nine tackles, five unassisted, a tackle for loss, and has broken up two passes.
He is expected to play inside at one of the tackle positions at OSU.