Maulhardt gets Advice from a Pro

Camarillo (Calif.) receiver Jake Maulhardt talks recruiting and reveals who he is giving him professional advice...

Camarillo (Calif.) prospect Jake Maulhardt is getting professional advice on the recruiting process.

The talent coming from this wide receiver might just run in the family.

Maulhardt's cousin is Scott Fujita, who has had almost a 10-year career in the NFL.

Fujita played for the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and currently plays linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. Maulhardt has a close relationship with his family.

"My cousin says there is no reason to hurry and make a decision right away," said Maulhardt.

The 6-6, 205-pound receiver has being hearing from the majority of the Pac-12.

"I am hearing from UCLA, USC, Boise State, Colorado, and Duke," said Maulhardt.

The Pac-12 is where Maulhardt would like to play.

"I have grown up watching the Pac-12, plus all my family is in California," said Maulhardt.

Maulhardt's favorite programs at this stage in the recruitment process are, UCLA, USC, and Boise State. Maulhardt has taken unofficial visits to all three schools.

"I toured UCLA recently. I really liked the program and Coach Neuheisel. I like the way they run the program, they are hard-hitting, and always run a strong offense, which is where I want to play in college," said Neuheisel.

Maulhardt attended USC's Junior Day in March and has been in regular contact with Coach Orgeron, who is USC's defensive and recruiting Coordinator.

"I like USC's strong element of tradition and their expectation to win. They also have a great tutoring system for the players," said Maulhardt.

Boise State also is close to the top of Maulhardt's list.

"I am attracted to Boise State because they are always the under-dog team. Also since there is no pro-team in Idaho, the college team is treated like a pro-team. They also have an incredibly supportive fan base," said Maulhardt.

Maulhardt has the winning combination for an excellent recruitment season, an all-state title, lots of attention from the conference of his choice, and advice straight from the NFL.

Maulhardt would like to make his decision by Sept. 3rd, so he can focus on his senior season.

This off-season Maulhardt is playing basketball, and running track to work on his speed and agility.

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