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Branch set for more SEC visits

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More visits are on the horizon for heavily recruited tight end Matt Branch.
The 6-foot-7, 240-pounder from Monroe (La.) Sterlington has already ushered in several scholarship offers. Some of those include Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and most recently LSU. After his last visit to Baton Rouge for the Tigers' junior day, he has more trips coming up.
"It's pretty open right now," Branch said. "I'm open to every school at this point. I'm going back down to LSU on the 24th of this month. I'm going to Ole Miss' spring game and then I'm going to Arkansas on April 14. I wanted to visit Tennessee for their spring game, but it's the same weekend as our high school prom."
Branch says that his last visit, to LSU, certainly wasn't his first. Regardless, it was a lot different getting time to speak with coach Les Miles.
"It was real nice down there and they offered me when I was there," Branch said. "I've been down there a few times and a bunch of games. Really I got to see everything and I got to talk with coach Miles for a while. That was a big deal.
"They were really open to me taking my time. They know I'm being recruited by a bunch of schools and they don't want me to rush anything."
Branch says as far as a decision timetable that is up in the air.
"It will be when I find the right school I want to be at," Branch said. "At that time, I'll probably go ahead and commit. I really don't know when that's going to be. There is no telling really."
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