Brooksville (Fla.) Nature Coast running back Matthew Breida waited patiently for his first offer. His patience paid off late last week when three schools extended an offer to him in a matter of a two-hour span.
"I couldn't believe it when he first told me," Breida said of a coach at Nature Coast informing him of offers.
Breida received offers from Akron, Massachusetts, and Toledo. He had an opportunity to speak to a member of each staff.
"I heard from each coaching staff that they saw my highlight tape and that they are really excited about me," Breida said. "They all plan to come and visit me during the spring."
At this point, the 5-foot-10, 163-pound athlete is in the learning stage with regards to the interested schools.
"I don't know too much about them at this point," Breida said. "I have heard that UMass has a good program and Toledo too."
Breida believes a Big Ten school could be next to extend an offer.
"I think it could be Purdue," Breida said. "They are sending me a lot of stuff."
As a junior, Breida rushed for 1,613 yards and 20 touchdowns on 208 carries. He is hoping to see a significant amount of carries in college and that will weigh heavily into his decision.
"I want to know what kind of offense they run," Breida said. "I want to see if they are balanced or if they run more. That will make a big difference."
At this time, Breida doesn't have any current visit plans. In addition to playing running back, Breida also contributes as a defensive back.