QB Morgan Mahalak is entering his junior season at Marin Catholic (CA) with green on his mind, but it’s not about the Benjamins. With a long family lineage representing Notre Dame, Mahalak hopes to add his name to the list while playing for the Fighting Irish in 2014.
At 6’3 and 195 pounds, he is quickly gaining attention for his physical attributes and dual threat abilities. With height comes vision, and Mahalak is typically in great position to deliver passes. He also provides noticeable contributions in the form of designed runs. Extremely effective when executing QB keeper plays, he uses his long strides in the open field for long gains and touchdowns.
Oregon and Oregon State have taken notice. Mahalak has already demonstrated his skills for Mike Riley’s Beavers, while the Ducks consider him one of the best 2014 prospects they’ve seen.
The popular pistol offense employed by the Nevada Wolf Pack also suits Mahalak’s style. That program has displayed interest and will likely set an offer in front of Mahalak.
As exciting as those opportunities are, his date with destiny could be this week (6-24-2012) as he gets set to work out for Notre Dame. With rich football history, especially at the QB position, they need just set the offer in front of him to receive a positive response from the eager young man.
Mahalak is competing for the Wildcats’ starting job with standout QB Jared Goff, the Cal-bound senior who is a pro-style passer for the perennial playoff contenders. Goff’s junior counterpart offsets his traditional pocket looks with scampering ability out of the backfield, so head coach Mazi Moayed will have a tough choice to start the season between two Div. I-level quarterbacks.