Matt Hoch: They took me to talk to the defensive line coach and the defensive coordinator. While I was with them we watched a highlight tape. I really liked those coaches. Coach Burnham was real easy to communicate with and I think I could definitely get along with him. We also toured the facilities and ate but I couldn't go to the basketball game because I had to leave for a wrestling tournament.
CSR: Did you get a chance to speak with Coach Rhoads?
MH: Yeah, I got to talk with him and he was real nice. It was just to get to know each other a little better and he shared with me how much he wants me to come to Iowa State. He wants me to come check out Iowa State more this summer and I probably will.
CSR: What is your current height and weight?
MH: I'm 6-foot-3 and I weigh 225 pounds.
CSR: Your brother Dan is an offensive lineman for Missouri. How much influence will he have on your decision?
MH: He's loving it there at Missouri and he thinks he's going to get me to go down there but I don't know yet.
CSR: What schools have offered you a scholarship?
MH: Iowa, Missouri, Iowa State, and Stanford.
CSR: Do have a school that is your current leader?
MH: I would say that the three midwest schools are in the lead along with Nebraska who is recruiting me hard but they haven't offered me yet. I think it's likely I'll end up in the Big 12 or the Big 10.
CSR: Why is Iowa State one of your leaders?
MH: I realized that after talking with Coach Rhoads that he is really serious about getting things done there. They are definitely a school that I am strongly considering.
CSR: Have you taken any other visits so far?
MH: Yeah, I have been to Missouri and Nebraska and I liked them both.
CSR: Have you ever been to an Iowa State home game?
MH: Yeah, I have been to a couple and they are fun because the stadium is usually pretty packed for the game.
CSR: When do you think you will make your final decision?
MH: I want to try and get it done before my senior season so it will pretty much depend on when I finally feel comfortable with the right school. It will probably be around the end of the summer.