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Hunter Matt closing in on first offer

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Wyandotte (Mich.) Roosevelt linebacker Hunter Matt has been impressive at several camps this winter, but the 6-1, 217-pound prospect is still waiting on his first scholarship offer. That wait may be coming to an end, however.
"Western Michigan called me and said they were very excited to get me up there on a visit," Matt said. "I am going up there Wednesday with my dad and they said I am the highest player on their board. Western says they are not going to offer me until I am on campus because they believe in the family philosophy and want me to meet everybody."
While Western Michigan appears closest to offering Matt, several other programs are showing interest in the Michigan linebacker.
"I am trying to get up to Central Michigan next week too because Coach [Dan] Enos has been in contact a lot," Matt said. "Toledo shows me a lot of [interest] and I get some stuff from Penn State and Michigan State every now and then."
Matt took very little time off after a junior season in which he recorded 81 tackles on defense and rushed for 431 yards and seven touchdowns on offense. He jumped immediately into 7-on-7 preparations and has been working out weekly with a local 7-on-7 team.
This past weekend, Matt took part in the Best of the Midwest Showcase in Ann Arbor and competed against some of the region's top running backs.
"I thought it went pretty good because I only had one ball caught on me from the running backs. It was pretty fun because we got to do one-on-one pass rushing with the running backs too.
Matt plans to bolster his résumé this summer, and hopefully add to his offer list, by attending several one-day camps at nearby Big Ten and MAC schools.
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