Last season Eldorado High School in Albuquerque came up just short of the 5A state title as the Eagles lost to Las Cruces in the state championship game. This year, the Eagles hope to replicate and go beyond last year's success. If that is to happen All-State running back Gary Maestas will need to once again put together a strong season.
As a junior, the 5-11 190 pound Maestas rushed for just over 1,500 yards while posting 20 scores. An added bonus to Maestas' game is his ability to catch the ball. Working with quarterback Armin Day, Maestas made 25 catches last season. In regard to his game, Maestas would like to lower his forty time and increase his weight, attempting to get below 4.6 in the forty while hitting 200 pounds on the scale. When looking at the strength of his game Maestas says he is, "good in space, reading the field and running the toss back."
As of now Maestas has no offers but has received some D1 letters. This offseason, in an attempt to gain a first offer and help prep for next season, Maestas is spending a tremendous amount of time in the weight room. It looks like his time lifting is paying off as the back recently squatted 425 pounds. Along with lifting, Maestas hopes to attend camps and combines in Boulder, Colorado and Houston, Texas. He will also take part in local New Mexico combines. With a solid nucleus, highlighted by Maestas, the Eagles may once again challenge for a 5A title.