Bedford (Texas) L.D. Bell quarterback Joe Mauro was scheduled to continue his football camp schedule with a trip North to show his talents during a camp of a Big 12 school, but he was held up and didn't make it.
"I didn't make it up to K-State's camp," the 6-foot-4, 199-pound Mauro said. "Our car broke down in Oklahoma City last night, so it was an unsuccessful journey. We left last night after our 7-on-7 games. About midnight the transmission gave us trouble and we just stayed in Oklahoma City last night. We rented a car this morning and came home."
Mauro was able to talk to K-State assistant coach Greg Peterson today about the incident that prevented him from making it to Manhattan.
"I talked to Coach Peterson. He thanked me for the effort of trying to come. They are still a school I am interested in. They are interested in me and I'm interested in them. They are a good school with a good offense."
Mauro has attended one camp and will be busy in the next week seeing several schools.
"I've been to Houston's camp already," Mauro said. "Friday I am going to SMU. Tomorrow I'm going to Oklahoma State. Saturday I have a 7-on-7 tournament.
Sunday I am going to Texas A&M. Monday I am going to Utah's camp. Tuesday I am flying back over to Kansas' camp. I may go by and talk to the Kansas State coaches while I am that close to their campus."
Mauro and his teammates have been performing well this summer.
"The 7-on-7 is going really good. We have improved. We are putting in our new offense. This is kind of like stealing practice time. Everyone is real excited. I can't wait for this season to get started."
Mauro has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, but one could be close.
"I have no offers, yet. Kansas, SMU, UTEP, Northwestern and Houston are talking about offering. I know the first one will come before long. I was originally thinking I would make my decision after football season, but the way everything is going, I am kind of wanting to get it out of the way. I am wanting to focus on my football season.