During the season Matthew Burrell Jr. did not do many interviews despite taking a few visits. The offensive lineman from Woodbridge (Va.) C. D. Hylton kept his focus on the field but now he is diving back into recruiting.
"I don't know what happened but there are coaches at my school every day," said the 6-foot-4, 286-pound Burrell. "I'm getting a ton of mail, Twitter messages and Facebook messages. The post office brought boxes of mail to my house.
"Brady Hoke is supposed to come by, Virginia Tech, Virginia, coach Fedora from North Carolina and Florida State is going to come when their season is over," he said. "I was talking to Ed Orgeron a lot. UCLA, Washington and Washington State were mailing a lot of stuff also. I've been in touch with coach Smith from Ohio State and coach Thompson from Alabama more than anybody lately."
Ohio State and Alabama have been making strong inroads with Burrell.
"I call coach Smith a lot," Burrell said. "It's an ongoing relationship. He is somebody I feel like I can talk to a lot. He has helped coach other big time linemen. They have great tradition, good academics and I've talked to head coach a few times.
"Coach Thompson and I talk back forth," he said. "People ask me about Alabama but one of my best friends, Da'Shawn Hand, chose Alabama so I'm really looking hard at them."
Burrell has taken some visits but is looking to schedule more.
"I was supposed to go to South Carolina with Ricky DeBerry for the Clemson game," said Burrell. "I talk to coach Adams a lot. They offered me early.
"I want to visit Alabama and Ohio State," he said. "I'll probably make it up to Maryland before the end of the recruiting cycle. I want to go the North Carolina basketball game against Kentucky. Clemson is also on this list."