Matt Pistone is all about seizing opportunity. The recruiting process hasn't gone to his head. It's been quite the opposite, really. He knows college football is a business. He also knows that scholarship offers sometimes come with an expiration date.
It's why he's not at all interested in taking official visits. In his mind, he doesn't have time to wait.
"I'm not sure if I'm going to be taking official visits because, most of the time, that's for the five-star recruits that can afford to take their times before making a decision," Pistone said. " I'm going to stay humble and not take things for granted. I don't want to wait to long and have the scholarships that are open to me right now be filled."
As of now, Pistone names Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Oregon State, Washington, Boise State and Colorado as the schools he is most interested in attending.
And with a stance against waiting for the season to take official visits in place, he'll move quickly.
"I'd like to unofficially visit the schools on the west coast, like Colorado, Boise, Oregon State and Washington, soon," Pistone said. "I really just see what the schools are like and see how I fit in and how I like everything that goes on there."
A three-star prospect, Pistone will make a verbal commitment at the conclusion of the summer in order to focus on his senior season at Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic High School. He currently lists a total of 14 scholarship offers, the latest of which came from San Diego State.