Galambos Camps One School, Offered By Another

Haverford (Pa.) School linebacker Matt Galambos had a busy weekend. He camped at Penn State and was offered by Rutgers, and he spoke to Scout.com about both schools.

Haverford (Pa.) School linebacker Matt Galambos had a busy weekend that led to more options.

After a strong performance at Penn State's Accelerated Skills Camp, Galambos spoke to Rutgers defensive coordinator Robb Smith and linebackers coach Dave Cohen on Sunday and picked up an offer from the Scarlet Knights.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Galambos also holds offers from Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple and Yale, and he is getting strong interest from the Nittany Lions.

"I'm just trying to find the best fit between academics and athletics," he said. "There's a lot of factors going in it like distance, family, football and academics. I'm open."

Schools are recruiting Galambos to play middle linebacker, although he plays outside linebacker at Haverford. He made 88 tackles, including four sacks, and intercepted three passes as a junior. He also rushed 27 times for 436 yards and six touchdowns.

"I guess they see the frame and think I can play inside, and I'm physical and I guess I have the instinct to play the run," Galambos said. "They want me to play in the middle so I can do that and be the hole clogger, run stopper."

Galambos began his weekend camping at Penn State, where he caught the attention of linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden.

"I went out there with the 1-on-1s and 7-on-7s and I think I was one of the top guys there," he said. "I was talking to coach Vanderlinden and he said I had a good day at camp and he loved my film. I guess they want to evaluate me more, so it's a process of staying in contact with them."

The performance did not bring an offer, but it put Galambos firmly on Penn State's radar.

"They're going to (talk) more about things from camp, see what other guys are doing, the guys they offered," he said. "They will see if they commit or go somewhere else, or (evaluate) me during the season."

The offer from Rutgers came as a bit of a surprise, but the Scarlet Knights are in the thick of his recruitment. Galambos already is set to visit campus.

"I plan on going the end of June on either the 28th or 29th," he said. "I'm just going to visit some of the coaches.

"I think it was a surprise. I really didn't have a lot of contact with them and this past week I've been getting emails and stuff, and then I called (defensive coordinator) Robb Smith and he said they were offering me. It was kind of surprising but it's good."

Galambos will use the next 10 days to absorb as much about Rutgers as possible, although he does have base knowledge.

"I know some family friends who say what a good school it is academically, and football-wise they get a lot of exposure," Galambos said. "I was talking to the coaches and they were talking about their rich tradition and their bowl wins, and how they get a lot of victories in bowl season, and (they say) how good of a program it is."


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