The Latest With Ben Mauk

Quarterback Ben Mauk verbally committed to Wake Forest in August. Since then, more schools have offered the Ohio signal caller and Mauk has broken several national records. Hear the latest with Mauk in our exclusive interview with the Ohio star.

Kenton, Ohio quarterback Ben Mauk is the total package. A record-setting quarterback, great student, quality individual, and a determined winner, Mauk has all the qualities to make an impact both on and off of the field at Groves Stadium at Wake Forest.

During his senior season, Mauk has broken the national season and career yardage records while helping his team to a 9-2 record. What do these records mean to the Kenton quarterback? Not much right now. "All the records just came with winning games," Mauk told DeaconSports. "If we weren't winning games, it wouldn't mean anything to me. If I handed off every play and we won games, I'd be happy. The records are something I can look back on when I'm older and smile about, but right now it's more about winning."

"We're 9-2 and in the second round of the playoffs. We won the Western Buckeye league this season," Mauk said. Kenton will face Pemberville Eastwood Friday night in their second round playoff game.

Although the signal caller has verbally committed to Wake Forest, other schools continue to recruit Mauk. Michigan has been in occasional contact with Mauk. Meanwhile, Minnesota called last week and offered Mauk a scholarship.

"They may have offered," Mauk said, "but Wake Forest is the place for me. I've made my decision, Wake Forest, and it's final for me."

Mauk, who visited Wake Forest for the Florida State game, has enjoyed watching the Deacs this season. "I've had a couple chances to watch them on TV [plus the game last Saturday] and they really should have lost only one game so far. It'll be fun to go down and help them win more games."

As for his visit this past weekend, Mauk loved it. "The atmosphere is unbelievable at Wake," Mauk noted. "Wake Forest never gave up and the coaching staff treated me real well. The campus is real nice and all the players think it's a great place to play football and get a good education. And that's what I want – to get a quality education and play football."

Quality football.

"[I think] we have a chance to win national championship while I'm down there," Mauk said. "Lots of people think it's impossible, but I think it's a real possibility in the future. That's a reason why I chose the school."


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