Matthias Heads to Junior Days

Hemlock (MI) offensive tackle Zac Matthias is poised to become one of the midwest's top recruits. An intriguing blend of size and athleticism, he is in the midst of traveling to several junior days in search of offer number one.

Right now is a busy time for Hemlock (MI) offensive tackle Zac Matthias. The 6'5, 300-lb junior is a bruiser in the paint for a Husky basketball team which won its first playoff game this week. He also is hopping from junior day to junior day at the moment.

"Zac, (linebacker) Brandon Fjerstaf and (offensive lineman) Merle Morgan all attended a junior day at Northwestern last Saturday," said Hemlock head coach Adam Clark, "Zac then attended junior day at Notre Dame on Sunday, all three will be at Michigan State this weekend and then Zac attends junior day at Michigan on March 13th."

His two stops this weekend, in Evanston and South Bend produced slightly different results, but were encouraging nonetheless.

"Northwestern was very interested," Clark said, "and Zac was one of the bigger kids there. He felt like a priority at Northwestern. Notre Dame was a bit different, there were several kids of Zac's size or larger. They did mention how important Zac's attendance at one of their day camps will be his opportunity to receive an offer."

Matthais has yet to receive his first offer, but has interest from the afforementioned schools as well as Alabama, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and others.

His upcoming visits to East Lansing and Ann Arbor may provide even more insight into when the first official offer may come, but more schools are beginning to inquire each day.

"Michigan seemed like his likely destination prior to the new hire," Clark reported, "The previous staff loved him, but we have not heard from the new staff yet other than his invitation to junior day on the 13th. Zac is hearing from Ohio State now also so who knows what will happen by the time this process runs its course. I do believe that with our smaller school size, it will be summer time at the camps before Zac receives a lot of offers."


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