July 18, 2010

Matias not in a hurry

Union City (N.J.) Union Hill offensive tackle Josue Matias is one of the top line prospects in New Jersey as well as the entire region for the Class of 2011, but right now it's difficult to say a lot about the recruiting process as it pertains to him.

That's because while other prospects are making their decisions, narrowing their lists, or planning ahead, Matias appears content to take his time and let things play out more in the fall.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound tackle said he believes he is currently at 22 scholarship offers, so he is clearly a hot commodity. Cincinnati, Michigan and Marshall were the three most recent schools to offer him scholarships, doing so in late June.

Matias hasn't been too busy this summer, electing to wait until later before he buckles down with the hard work of narrowing his list.

"I've been to the Rutgers Big Man Camp but I haven't done any unofficial visits," Matias said. "I still haven't decided which schools I want to visit.

"I know I want to take my official visits but I'm not sure where I'm going yet. I don't want to commit to a school without visiting and seeing it. I'm going to keep all my options open for now."

Though Matias hasn't narrowed his list yet he has a pretty good idea of what he's looking for in a school.

"For me it's got to be a place where I can be without thinking of home," he said. "I need to be able to settle in and not think about New Jersey."

That doesn't mean Matias is going to have a difficult time leaving the state, if that's what he feels compelled to do. He said location will not be a decisive factor in his decision."

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