Huge start to the season for Laudenslayer

When you're averaging over 400 yards and four touchdowns per game at the JC level, D-1 programs stand up and take notice and that's exactly what is happening with Mendocino QB Jacob Laudenslayer (6-3, 225). The signal-caller from northern California doesn't have any offers yet, but several schools have let it be known they want to see more of him in the very near future.

Mendocino is off to a 3-1 start so far this season and this weekend they have a big game against Santa Rosa in what will likely be a shootout.

"They have a good squad there, but we have one too, so it should be a great game," Laudenslayer told recently. "This game will probably be back and forth, which is fun for me because I get to throw the ball a lot, but I like blowouts in our favor too."

This summer, Laudenslayer was hard at work on his mechanics and footwork as well as getting to know a new set of receivers. After four games, he said that hard work in the offseason has paid off in spades.

"We drilled all summer together," Laudenslayer noted. "Me and my receivers are definitely on the same page when we do stuff out there and that has helped a lot."

So far Laudenslayer has completed 64% of his passes for over 1,600 yards, 16 touchdowns with only two interceptions in four games and those numbers have made schools that run the spread offense stand up and take notice.

"San Jose State and Nevada are the main schools talking to me right now," Laudenslayer said. "Washington State is also on me a little bit right now and Cal has told me they like what they've seen so far.

"They are all asking for tape on me, so that is definitely what we are working on getting out to them."

With his bye week coming up, Laudenslayer noted he'd like to get out to one of the schools recruiting him for a visit, but he hasn't set up a trip as of yet.

Laudenslayer is still on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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