School: Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
Position: Wide Receiver
Vitals: 6’3″, 220 lbs
- 247 Sports: #9 (JC WR)
Other Offers of Interest: WVU, Kentucky, Nevada, Houston, Auburn, Arizona St.
Best Attributes: YAC (yards after catch) Ability, First Step Acceleration, Hands
Prediction & How He Improves Cougars in 2013:
Vince is your prototypical “big school” wide receiver, a JUCO All American in 2012 and ranked as a top 10 JUCO WR. He’s huge (6’3″ 220), he’s fast and he catches almost everything thrown his way. He was coveted and pursued late in the process by the likes of LSU and Ohio State, but too late for him to comfortably pull the trigger on them. He is basically the missing piece to the Wazzu receiving corps, bringing the only element the Cougs didn’t have going into 2013… total package dynamics.
Marquess was a slimmer version of this kid and one can only hope that Mayle can catch those tough balls that MQW made on a regular basis. While that comparison may be inevitable in the long run, there are two places where Mayle could really make his reputation stand out as a Coug.
The first is in the redzone as a multi-faceted TE-type threat anywhere on the field, able to get favorable alignments on Lb’s with his speed or Safeties with his size. Mayle shows in his highlights that he has a natural ability to block as well, which will only increase his value if he becomes a motion/crack down blocker in the run game.
The second is in his ability to make the ‘easy’ catch. That was something MQW failed to do regularly, which almost certainly cost him a ton of yardage and possible scoring chances. If Mayle can make the easy catch consistently (of which there are many within the offense to be made and of which he showed at the JC level), then he can step out of the Wilson shadow and become his own Cougar legacy.
It is uncertain if he will be granted a 5th year of eligibility by the NCAA as of now. At this point he has one to play one here for Washington State, which could ultimately be a very disappointing proposition.
All Coug’d Up Recruit Grade (out of 5): 5
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