Few prospects have been as active this off-season as Wyandotte (Mich.) Roosevelt linebacker Hunter Matt, and now the 6-2, 217-pound prospect is starting to see the fruits of his labors. The last week has seen Matt pick up new hardware and a new offer.
Matt's latest offer came after he attended Eastern Michigan's camp on Thursday and had a chance to work with linebackers coach Steve Morrison and head coach Ron English.
"Coach Morrison told me he wanted me to come to camp so I could get an offer," Matt said. "When I was standing there, Coach English came up to me and said, 'You know I want you to play football here, right?' That was pretty cool."
Matt's parents called English soon after their son camped at the school on Thursday and Eastern Michigan's head man informed them of the scholarship offer. The Eagles join Akron on Matt's offer list, and more offers could be on their way in the aftermath of the June camp season.
"Western Michigan, I got a good vibe from them when I went to their camp," Matt said. "They told me to give them a call [Friday] because they said I am pretty much at the top of their board now that they have seen me.
"I might pick up one from Buffalo, and Bowling Green wants me to come take a visit. I might head back out to Michigan State because I am starting to get a good vibe from them."
This past weekend, Matt traveled with his Maximum Exposure 7-on-7 team down to Bradenton, Fla., where they went head-to-head with several teams from the state of Florida and elsewhere at the IMG Academy. They lost just one game the entire weekend, and eventually took home the overall title.
"I feel like the south's football and speed factor is overrated," Matt said. "Our guys were out-running all of them, and I don't feel they are that much quicker, if any."