Mattes Almost Ready

Four-star offensive lineman R.J. Mattes was one of a handful of uncommitted prospects to visit Clemson this weekend. Is he any closer to a verbal commitment? Read on to find out!

OL R.J. Mattes Profile

Can you talk about your official visit and what you did during your time on campus?
Mattes: It went real good. My host was willy korn. We got in late because of a basketball game. We went to Willy's apartment. Saturday we had breakfast with all the coaches and took a tour of campus. We also had lunch at WestZone.

Who came with you on your trip?
Mattes: It was me my mom and dad.

What were some of the highlights?
Mattes: Well there were a bunch. Hanging out with guys at night. Also when we were in the locker room trying on uniforms. Even my number from high school. I knew Coach Napier would do something special like that.

How would you rate the visit on a scale of one to 10?
Mattes: Definitely a 10 overall. Willy is the man. He seriously is friends with everyone. He showed me a great time.

How did your conversations go with the coaching staff?
Mattes: They went really good. coach Bowden was preaching if they get all the good players they will be winning championships. They really aren't that too far away. Coach scott said I would start out as third string left tackle.

Did you hear about any verbal commitments this weekend?
Mattes: Coach napier said there are a few that will do it later this week.

Did you commit during the visit?
Mattes: No.

When do you plan to make your decision?
Mattes: In the next seven to 10 days it will be done and over with it.

Did the visit help Clemson's chances of signing you?
Mattes: Every visit helps the team so of course it did.

Do you know when coach Bowden plans an in-home visit?
Mattes: This Tuesday.

Mattes, who is currently rated a four-star offensive tackle by, is also ranked as the No. 16 offensive tackle prospect in the country.

He has already visited North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia and will visit South Carolina next weekend.

One of the top offensive line prospects in North Carolina, Mattes is the son of a former NFL lineman. He was one of the most athletic linemen at any of the Combines last year. Top Stories