Will Maulhardt's Game Net Interest?

Camarillo High's Jake Maulhardt had a game for the ages last week as he hauled in 28 receptions for 347 yards and three touchdowns. It was tremendous performance and many media outlets across the country picked up the story. Now he's hoping college coaches also notice him as he's sending tape from that game & others to a handful of schools...

Jake Maulhardt, the 6-6, 190-pound wide receiver prospect from Camarillo (Calif.) High, appeared in quite a few national media stories this week, after he had one of the biggest receiving games in the history of high school football -- catching 28 passes for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Not being one to let the opportunity pass him by, Maulhardt is trying to take advantage of the moment.

"I'll be sending the film to Boise State, San Diego State, USC, UCLA, Utah, and most of the Pac-12," he said. "A lot of people who haven't seen me on the recruiting end don't think I go up against top competition. I hope this game changes that because they had a real good defense.

Maulhardt didn't specifically go out and play his high school game Friday night and try to create a highlight reel, but it works out very well for him. He said: "A bunch of coaches said they wanted to see film from the first three games. I wanted to have a big game to put on the film, so I'm glad I have something good to put on there now."

So, how did he get 28 receptions?

"Our starting quarterback broke his hand. We had a sophomore without much experience in there," he said. "Basically, he would just look for me on every play. He would just throw it up and hope I come down with it. We've got our starting quarterback coming back this week."

On the season, Maulhardt has 54 receptions for 580 yards and 4 TDs through three games, which shows he just wasn't a one-hit wonder.

On the recruiting front, he says Boise State and San Diego State are showing the most interest right now. It appears an offer from the Aztecs could be right around the corner.

"San Diego State's coach actually called me tonight," said Maulhardt. "He said they want to offer me and I'll be going down there for the TCU game next week. He also said he's hoping I can commit sometime soon after that."

And Boise State?

"Coach Pease said they'll know if they want to offer after seeing the film," he said. "We'll just have to see what happens," he added.

What is Maulhardt looking for in a school?

"I'd like to come in and play right away. I'm ok with playing tight end or wherever they want me to do," he said. "My big goal is to play in the NFL one day. I'd like to go somewhere that can help me accomplish that."

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