However, for offensive guard Chris Borrayo, the season was still a success.
"I improved a lot over the season. As a junior, I wasn't as quick or as good with my footwork as I have been this year. I start at tackle, and I played some guard, but I think I'll end up as a guard in college. I wish we could stayed in it a little longer, but we finished the season 8-3, which is pretty impressive," he said.
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound prospect holds offers from Arizona State, Colorado, California, Nevada, San Diego State, Washington, and Washington State, though he has yet to take a visit to any of the schools.
"Recruiting has been really interesting; it's been a really good experience. I haven't planned any of my official visits yet, but I do plan on taking them pretty soon," he said.
Naming academics as important college criteria, Borrayo says three of the programs are standing out.
"California, Washington and Arizona State are the schools that are really standing out. I have to talk things over with my family and my coaches, but those are places that I will probably take an official visit to," he said.
The Sun Devils, along with the Golden Bears and the Buffaloes, are the three programs recruiting him the hardest.
"The Arizona State coaches came by for one of our games this season. They are a program that has been showing a lot of interest. They have a pretty good team, who I'm told is pretty young. Aside from them, the main interest I get is probably from Colorado and California," he said.
Though his senior season has come to an end, Borrayo won't have much downtime, as he'll transition straight into wrestling season.
"Now that football is over, I'm starting wrestling. It's not a hard transition, but I do have to be more conditioned because those matches are brutal. I'm in the heavyweight class; I do have to lose some weight, but I do it every year. I know I need to gain some more muscle mass before college," he said.