Four-star offensive lineman Matt Rotheram has narrowed his list of schools to a top six. The programs in alphabetical order are- Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, and Wisconsin.
Rotheram spoke with Rivals.com Wednesday night, and explained why each school made the cut.
Indiana-"I really like coach Bobby Johnson, the offensive line coach. I like the whole staff. They have something special there. They are expanding the stadium. The have a nice, huge weight room coming in. I think it would be a good place to be because I have a chance to play early."
Michigan- I visited there and I really liked it. I like the school itseld. I was there for the spring game, and it was really exciting."
Ohio State- "It is Ohio State. It is the big in-state school. They have a great football team, a great program. I went to their spring game, there were 95,000 people there. They will definitely be in my top six."
Pittsburgh- "I visited there and a liked the coaching staff. The facilities are nice. I really like the campus, and it is close to home."
Purdue- "I have a good relationship with my recruiting coach, Coach Brian Rock. I will be visiting that school. I like that it is in the Big Ten. They only took one lineman in 2009, so it is a good opportunity for early playing time."
Wisconsin: They have a great lineman tradition. I really like their recruiting coach, Coach DelVaughn Alexander. I met the offensive line coach, Coach Bob Bostad, he seems like a great coach. I would really like to visit there this summer. If not, I would like to take an official visit there."
Michigan and Ohio State have yet to offer scholarships.
"I think an offer from Michigan is coming soon, and I am still interested in Ohio State," Rotheram explained.
Rotheram said there are no favorites among his top six.
"The relationship with the coaching staff is going to be really important. Academics will play into my decision as well. The campus and football facilities will be part of the decision also."
Rotheram said he has not set a deadline for his decision.
"It is just going to come down to when I feel right," Rotheram said. "If I need to take official visits that is what it is. If I can make a decision before the season, then that is what it is."