College coaches were undoubtedly looking forward to watching four-star offensive lineman Josue Matias in action this year, as well as his own coaches obviously, but an injury has kept him out of action.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle from Union City, N.J. did not want to go into all of the details of his injury as it is obviously still a tough subject for him to talk about, but he did confirm that he will not be on the field and in action anytime soon.
"The team's doing good," Matias said on Wednesday evening. "We lost our first game but we played good. Our next game is on Thursday [tomorrow] against West Orange.
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"I haven't been able to play because of a knee injury. I don't really want to describe it. It's not really that bad but it [will take] a lot of therapy to get it back to normal."
When asked when he might be good to go Matias replied, "Towards the end of the season." Thus, it might be a good bet that Matias' high school football days are over.
That said, he still has an extremely bright future. In spite of the injury college coaches appear to be sticking by him. Matias said he has spoken with coaches from probably two dozen schools since the beginning of the month.
Though he has not narrowed his list he wants to start to go about doing that soon. He has a pretty good idea of when he would like to take his official visits as well.
"I'll probably do those [official visits] around October," Matias said. "Right now I don't [know where he will be going].
"I've got to sit down and talk with my coach about [narrowing his list]. I know I've got to do that sometime soon."
Matias is ranked the No. 23 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com, as well as the No. 207 overall prospect.