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If you have not heard of Sachse’s dual-threat quarterback Jalen Mayden, get familiar with the name.

Known by the nickname, “Moose”, there are many similarities with the rising senior and his animal namesake. Standing tall at 6-2, touting deceptive size, and ultimately being an amazing sight on any field he steps on, it is no surprise the four-star prospect holds 20 offers to his name to date.

Coming from a family with two other Division I players in his brothers, Jared (Alabama) and James (Rice), Jalen possesses football pedigree like no other. Throwing for well over 2,000 yards in his sophomore and junior seasons, this year could potentially be where he really shines. Not only does this Sachse superstar show accuracy like very few in the state, he is a devastating runner in the open field. With his 15 total career touchdowns on the ground, the rising senior has accounted for 64 total touchdowns since 2015.

Those totals have caught the eyes of most of the nation’s top teams, including the likes of Ohio State, Georgia, and Matt Ruhle’s Baylor. Talking heads around the state have suggested a link to Alabama with his brother already donning the Crimson and White, and they would not be wrong in that suggestion. Showing similar traits (and names) to Jalen Hurts, it would make sense that the connection is made. However, with the addition of incoming freshman Tua Tagovailoa, Mayden would have a lofty task of beating out both quarterbacks for the position. It is not out of the question, but with so many options, there is no indication of where the young prospect will choose.

What we do know, is that Mayden will select his school later this spring at Sachse’s spring game. With all attention turned to that setting, coaches and recruiters alike will be waiting anxiously to see where this four-star decides to take his talents.

Wherever that decides to be, that program will be gaining a valuable asset to their offense to say the least. A highlight reel for not only the spectators on Friday nights, but also gaining a presence on social media through his outstanding throws in camps and workouts, Sachse and the State of Texas could be holding the next dual-threat gem for the college ranks. Time will tell not only where this playmaker will go, but also if his path could ultimately lead him to playing on Sundays in the near future.


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