Mundt recaps Semper Fi invite

It's been quite a week for Modesto, (Calif.) Central Catholic tight end John Mundt. Last Friday, he helped cap off a dream season for the Raiders football program as they crushed Santa Fe Christian 66-7 in the CIF Division 4 state championship game.

The Oregon verbal commit had a key catch to set up a score but did most of his damage creating running room in the blocking game. It was a perfect way to end his high school career at Central Catholic.

"That was our goal from the beginning of the year," Mundt said. "It was unreal. After the game…I've never been happier alongside my teammates and it was a great way to end our senior year."

But, his high school career isn't over quite yet. Mundt said that he has accepted a spot in the Semper-Fi All American Bowl game.

"I got the phone call last night," "They were wondering if I was interested in playing in the game. They sent me an e-mail, talked to my parents and confirmed today that I'd be going and playing in it. It's an honor to be selected to play in this game. I was wanting to play in an All-American game and I've got my shot."

"It's going to be the last time a lot of us are going to be playing against other high schoolers because a lot of us are going to the next level," Mundt continued. "But, it's a good opportunity to see a lot of the better competition that I wouldn't see at the high school level. It'll be a lot of fun to meet a bunch of guys, catch some passes, throw some blocks and do my thing at tight end."

Until that date, Mundt is staying in shape with basketball and getting reacquainted with his post game. He said it is improving his agility and that he has been lifting ever since the season ended last week. Overall, it's been nothing short of a dream week for the future Duck.

"It's such a blessing to be where I am," Mundt said. "I just can't wait. All of my hard work is really paying off."

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