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Texas QB to show skills in practice

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Bedford (Texas) L.D. Bell quarterback Joe Mauro continues to work on his athletic talents this spring on the track as college recruiters prepare to make their way to see spring practice.
"Things are going pretty good with recruiting," the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Mauro said. "There are several schools that are going to come see me throw during our spring period.
They sound pretty interested, but I don't have any offers, yet."
The schools expressing interest include Notre Dame, Houston, Texas A&M, Kansas State Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas and SMU.
"Many of the schools want me to come to their camps," Mauro said. "I'm going to get to some of them. I don't know who all I will get to. I am going to go to the NIKE and Elite 11 camps in Fort Worth later this month. I'm going to try to make it to the local one-day camp for schools like Houston, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas and SMU. I am going to go to Notre Dame's one-day in June in South Bend. My dad went to Notre Dame. They've always been one of my favorites because of that."
Mauro did take an unofficial visit to College Station, Texas last weekend to see the Aggies' spring contest.
"While I was there, I got to spend some time with Coach (Dennis) Franchione in his office. We had a good talk about football and I'm sure I'll hear more from them."
Mauro threw for 508 yards and rushed for 221 yards during his junior season, but expects the passing yardage to increase this season.
"Last year we ran the ball about 80 percent of the time," he said. "We're changing with our new coach to more of a throwing team. I'm looking forward to it, personally. This spring the coaches will be able to see me throw more. I know I can do it fine, but the film they have of me, just doesn't have me throwing it a lot."
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