Martay Mattox is All Ears

Clarke Central HS quarterback Martay Mattox possesses great athleticism and a very strong arm that has gotten the attention of many top schools.

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Mattox says he is hearing from South Carolina, South Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, and Tennessee. South Carolina and South Florida are the only two schools to have offered the athlete from Athens, Georgia.

He has already been busy this spring making a few visits. His first visit was just a few minutes away for him to Georgia's Junior Day. "It was a great trip," Mattox said. "I got to see things I hadn't been able to yet and talk with all the coaches. I talked with Mark Richt for the first time for a couple minutes so that was nice."

Mattox also was in Columbia for South Carolina's Junior Day on February 20th. The Gamecocks extended him his scholarship offer a couple weeks before the visit. "It was a great trip, it's not too far from home, just a couple of hours," he said. "I got some good one-on-one time. I was actually toured around by my recruiting coach, Coach (Shane) Beamer. He showed me all the new facilities and the new academic facility they're building which is really nice. That was cool because academics are really important to me. I also talked with Coach (Steve) Spurrier about South Carolina and his background. I really liked that a lot."

The other school that has entertained Mattox for a visit was Georgia Tech. This occurred the Friday before his trip to South Carolina. Martay also expressed that he had a really good time in Atlanta. "It was good. It was really good one-on-one time," he said. "It wasn't a Junior Day. But, I was there for a couple hours. I was able to talk with the coaches about everything I wanted to know about. I was able to see everything I wanted to see. The trip was very good in detail."

Last time spoke with Martay, Georgia Tech was recruiting him as an "athlete". That has now changed.

"They now are recruiting me as a quarterback in their triple-option offense. It should be pretty interesting."

Also in the fall, Martay wasn't too keen on playing in an offense like Georgia Tech's. He seems to be more open minded about that now.

"Well, Tech's offense is one of the most explosive in the NCAA. I think I could definitely run it. It's different from what I'm used to, a pro-style shotgun-type offense."

Martay will be in Knoxville with teammate Alan Posey on February 27th to take in a Junior Day at Tennessee. He says he will also be at South Carolina's spring game and that that is the only other plan he has so far for the spring. He hasn't narrowed down a top list of schools yet and says he is very interested in all of the ones looking at him right now. Don't expect Mattox to drag out his recruitment forever though as he is on track to be an early graduate in December. He doesn't have a set time for a decision but could very well likely make a choice at the end of the summer. Top Stories