Broad Run (Ashburn, VA) offensive lineman Jackson Matteo recently added U-Mass and Western Michigan to a list of offers that already included Ball State, Kent State, Marshall, Ohio and Temple. At last check, Virginia Tech was evaluating the 6’4″, 275-pound rising senior but had not offered. TechSideline.com caught up with Matteo for the latest on his recruitment, in particular where he stands with the Hokies.
Virginia Tech’s first one-day camp of 2011 turned out to be Matteo’s first as well. Unfortunately, the Broad Run offensive tackle was much more pleased with his performance at UVa’s Big Man Camp on June 18.
“Definitely not as well as UVa,” Matteo answered when asked how he performed in Blacksburg on June 3. “It was my first camp of the summer.
“When I went to Virginia’s camp, I was used to the atmosphere. It was my second camp. I thought I did a good job.”
Matteo, likely a guard or center on the college level, did speak with his Virginia Tech primary recruiter following the June 3 camp.
“Coach Gray, who recruits this area, got in touch with me and said I’m still in the mix of things [in terms of a Tech scholarship offer],” Matteo said.
Today, Matteo is headed to Philadelphia for an unofficial visit to Temple. Temple certainly seems high on Matteo’s list, but the Spartans standout says he doesn’t plan on committing for weeks, maybe months. He does, however, want to commit before the season starts.
“I don’t think I have a main school yet,” Matteo said. “I’m definitely keeping Temple in the mix. So far, Temple has definitely shown they really want me.”
Matteo is open to whatever new opportunities may arise on the recruiting front. At the same time, his attention is starting to turn towards the start of his senior season.
“I feel like, ever since I started getting offers and college attention, I took a step back,” Matteo said. “Now, I’m focused on my senior season. It’s back on.”
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