The Spring Evaluation Period is always a time when a few recruits emerge, which is definitely the case with linebacker Matt Galambos of Havertown (Pa.) The Haverford School. Galambos picked up three new offers in May, and is now planning to take several visits and attend a few camps.
"May was the biggest month during the entire process and the most active because I received three scholarships in a matter of a week," said Galambos, who is 6-foot-2 and 223-pounds. "I received offers from Pitt, Syracuse and Yale, and I got to meet a lot of coaches from different schools. I also received a scholarship in March from Temple."
As Galambos mentioned, aside from the schools that have already offered, many others made their way to Haverford during the last month. Several of these are closing in with an offer.
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"I believe that Maryland, Boston College and Penn State have been showing the most interest, as well as some Ivy League schools such as Princeton and Harvard," said Galambos.
Up next for Galambos are summer camps at both Maryland and Penn State, as well as visits to Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Temple.
"At the camps I want to prove that I can move well in coverage and one-on-one's, and showcase my athleticism at the linebacker position," said Galambos.
With the Ivy League schools being considered, academics are obviously a big priority for Galambos.
"I'm looking for a great and stable coaching staff, as well as a school that can cater to my academic interests and can give me the best opportunity to become successful after college," said Galambos, who denies having any current favorites.
With all of his offers coming recently, Galambos is still trying to figure out a timeframe for his finale decision.
"I don't have an exact time, as in a month or season, just when I get done visiting all the schools and meeting with the coaches, then I will have a better idea," he said. "I also have to sit down with my family and really discuss the school that is most beneficial for me."
As he works his way through his recruiting process, Galambos is also making it a priority to prepare himself for his senior season.
"I am anxious to start my senior year and finish at a school with a lot of prestige, both academically and athletically," said Galambos. "I am looking forward to representing The Haverford School no matter where I go later in life. I think a big thing for me that I have been working on is just to become the most versatile player I can be, whether it means a linebacker who can cover, stuff runs, rush the quarterback, or even a tight end that can not only block, but catch a ball and get a lot of yards after the catch. I also involved myself with a leadership program at school to try and become a better captain and leader on and off the field."