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N.C. schools offer 2016 back

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It had been some time since Southfield, Mich., rising junior running back Matt Falcon had been in North Carolina, but a June camp tour brought him back to the place he'd spent part of his youth.
N.C. State and Wake Forest were two of the schools the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Falcon visited on his camp tour, and he walked away with offers from both programs.
"I am from North Carolina and hadn't been there for awhile, so it was kind of nice going back there and getting to see where I am from," Falcon said. "I went down there for a camp on a bus tour and we had went to those two schools. They saw me perform and then they offered me."
With a father in the military, Falcon spent part of his childhood in Fayetteville, N.C. The chance to visit and receive offers from two schools in the state has his interest piqued.
"N.C. State, their campus is just beautiful," Falcon said. "I had worked with the running backs coach and he said I was very coachable.
"Wake Forest's campus was different than what I was used to, but it was beautiful also. I can't complain about either of those two schools down there. I enjoyed them very much."
The offers from the two ACC programs brings Falcon to a total of six for the process. Cincinnati, Ohio State, Toledo and Akron also have offered, but he is still early in his evaluation of all schools recruiting him.
"I want to take my time and check these schools out," Falcon said. "I don't really have a particular No. 1 right now. I want to take it slow, research the schools that have offered me and take it from there."
Making Falcon's early offers even more impressive is that the class of 2016 prospect missed the entirety of his sophomore season with a knee injury. As his recent camp performances can attest, though, Falcon is back to full health.
"This year I feel great about myself and my team," Falcon said. "I am all good right now and my knee is not an issue anymore."
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