Mayle finally heeded advice & Cougs win big

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VINCE MAYLE was a veritable ghost, which is hard to imagine in this hyper-connected cyber world where 6-3, 220-pound receivers with speed, blocking skills and good hands just don't go unnoticed. He was so far off the recruiting radar that his name didn't appear in the Scout.com database until this past October 26. Mind you now, we're talking about a college sophomore with an NFL body.

But for Terry Stark, the head coach at Inderkum High in Sacramento, this future Washington State Cougar was far from a secret. "When he turned out for football for the first time as a sophomore, you could tell he was talented," Stark recalled of Mayle's early prep days. "I kept telling him, ‘you don't know this yet, but you're a football player'." It took Mayle another four years to realize his...

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