Rocklin (Calif.) Sierra C.C. wide receiver Vince Mayle has seen his stock take off over the past couple of weeks. There is a reason the 6-foot-3, 220-pound playmaker was unknown prior to recently as this season is actually the first time he has ever played wide receiver. In fact, he has even been out of football for several years prior to now.
Vince Mayle is aware of offers from Houston, Kentucky, Nevada and Washington State.
“I’m going to have two years to play two,” Mayle said. “Last year I was just a student at Sierra. I was getting credits because I was a transfer. I played basketball in ’09 and ’10 and then my mom got sick so I sat out ’10-11. Last year I came to Sierra but I didn’t have enough units to play so I sat out.
“I played football in high school but I was a running back and linebacker. We ran the Wing T so I played where they needed me. This is my first year ever to play wide receiver. It came sort of naturally to me though. “
Mayle has picked up a handful of offers recently.
“I have offers from Nevada, Kentucky, Houston and Washington State,” Mayle said. “My highlight film got posted and schools were also checking stats from California and I think that caused schools to take notice.”
Though the Nevada offer was not a shock to Mayle, he says the others sort of came out of the blue.
“Nevada offered me before anyone else,” he said. “I have a friend on the team there so it didn’t come as a surprise. The others, I hadn’t really been talking to their coaches at all. They kind of came out of nowhere. It was all through Facebook. They saw my highlight tape and then they started talking to me and offering me.
Mayle actually has more than the four offers but, because of his school’s policy, he will not know from which schools until after the team’s final game on Nov. 10.
“The Washington State offer, I got last Friday,” he said. “Their coach was talking to my coach and I just happened to see them. That’s how I found out about that one. Otherwise I wouldn’t have known.
“One of my coaches told me I have a lot more offers but I won’t get them until after the season. That’s just how my coach does it. Unless a school contacts me personally I won’t get the offer until the season is over so I really don’t know who all is recruiting me just yet.”
The May graduate has not set up any official visits just yet but he does have one destination and weekend in mind.
“I haven’t set it up as an official yet but I’m trying to see the Apple Cup at Washington State (vs. Washington on Nov. 23),” Mayle said. “It’s not set in stone. Other than that I haven’t really made any plans.”
As far as favorites, Mayle says it is too early to name any.
“Not so much,” he said. “I pretty much will play anywhere that is available to me. I’m not really searching for any particular school. I’m just looking for the best situation for me.”
In eight games this season Mayle has caught 48 passes for 832 yards and 15 touchdowns while also averaging 25 yards on kickoff returns.