Masry Mapieu became a household name among Nebraska fans last summer, as the 6-5, 290-pound defensive tackle earned an offer from the Cornhuskers after an impressive showing on the summer camp circuit. Mapieu committed to the Huskers in June, joining fellow Nebraskan Cameron Jurgens as Nebraska’s two commitments in the 2018 class. During the season, Mapieu was instrumental in leading the Dukes to an 8-3 record and helping them qualify for the Class B playoffs.
Mapieu spoke exclusively with Hail Varsity about his junior season, his plans for the winter and an update on his recruitment.
HV: You just finished your junior season at York, helping the Dukes finish 8-3. What were your thoughts on your junior year?
MM: I thought that I played great in my junior year but I still need to learn more throughout the summer.
HV: After completing this season, what areas do you think you still need to improve upon?
MM: I need to work on using my hands more and getting off the ball harder every play.
HV: Are you planning to do any winter sports this year?
MM: I’m working out with the wrestling team this winter. I’m just going to practice so I can stay in shape.
HV: How often have you been communicating with John Parrella. What do you mainly talk about?
MM: Coach Parrella mainly just asks me how I’m doing and if I’m going to be playing any sports this winter.
HV: Have any schools stayed in contact with you since you committed to Nebraska? Or have they backed off?
MM: UCLA is one school that keeps calling. Also, Notre Dame has reached out to me and wants me to come for a game day.
HV: Do you plan on visiting either of those schools?
MM: I’m not sure yet. It’s possible.