Talented JUCO WR Hoping To Find A Home

San Joaquin Delta WR William Mafi (6-2, 190) had a monster 2014 football season, but the talented wideout is still waiting to see if an opportunity at an FCS or FBS program will present itself...

As a freshman in 2013, Mafi hauled in 32 receptions for 369 yards and a touchdown, but this past fall, knowing he only had one year left to prove himself, the sophomore was nearly unstoppable, hauling in 72 reception for 963 yards and six touchdowns as the only real big-play threat for the Mustangs.

"As a route-runner, I have worked really hard to be quick in and out of my breaks and to put on some more size and muscle so I can be more physical and shield defenders from the ball when it's in the air," Mafi told JCFootball.com recently. "I just love to play the game. After practices, I would get in more work in with my quarterbacks.

"We'd do a lot of one-on-one drills and timing drills. I always am working hard to get myself ready to play ball and I never want to take a day off from getting better."

While he put up a some gaudy numbers this season, schools from the FBS or FCS have yet to give him much of a look.

"I have an offer from a D-2 school right now, but nothing really from anyone else," Mafi said. "I feel like I can play at the highest level possible, but I just need someone to give me a look and a chance."

As a prep, Mafi didn't get much attention, so after he graduated from St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Mafi decided to go the JC-route and the choice of programs was easy.

"It's about two minutes from my house and I knew it had a good program here," Mafi said. "It's been a real positive thing for me to be here and I'm really happy with my decision."

Mafi is a good student and was a full-qualifier out of high school. He is all set to leave right now and he will have three years to play two starting in the fall of 2015.

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