CUTigers.com caught up with R.J. Mattes (Concord, N.C.) at the Scout.com in Charlotte two weeks ago to discuss the recruiting process and more. Watch and listen to what R.J. had to say in another episode of CUTigersTV (above) or read the transcript of the interview posted below:
Which schools have offered and which schools are you hearing from?
Mattes: "Right now I have 11 offers from Division 1 schools. The top five is probably Clemson, NC State, Carolina, Virginia and Miami."
Are those your top five schools?
Mattes: "Yes sir."
What is going to be important to you when you make a decision?
Mattes: "Basically I just want to be comfortable with the school academic wise and coaching wise. I want to see what my family and I come up with. I want to find the best school for me."
Coach Napier is recruiting you for Clemson, what do you think about him in regards to the recruiting process?
Mattes: "We talk all the time. We just joke around all the time. I have gotten to know him pretty well. He is like one of my friends."
Where do you plan to camp this summer?
Mattes: "I am definitely going down to Clemson, State, Carolina and probably two or three more."
What kind of timing are you looking at for a decision?
Mattes: "I did have a timeframe, but recently a bunch of coaches have been coming to my school I am up in the air right now. I have no idea when I will make it."