Dutch Fork, S.C., running back Matthew Colburn committed to Louisville in June and has remained firm with his decision ever since. The standout prospect made his official visit with his future program over the weekend.
“My visit was awesome,” said Colburn. “We did a lot of things with the players and coaches. We toured the facilities and learned a lot more about them and a lot of other fun things. Everything that we did added to my anticipation and excitement about being up there the next few years.”
Colburn also enjoyed hearing the championship vision from his future coaches.
“Coach Smith and Coach Petrino, they instilled to me and most of the other players what they believe to be the vision and championship mindset when it comes to football and how to go about business when its football season,” he explained. “They are real serious and intense about everything and I like that.”
Colburn was hosted by running back Corvin Lamb and they, along with the other visiting prospects and players, spent time enjoying experiencing what life is like off-campus, as well.
“He's real cool and taught me a lot,” he said of his host. “We went down to Fourth Street for a little bit and that was real cool, especially at night.”
As a senior, Colburn ran for 1,264 yards and helped Dutch Fort into the 4-A state championship game and was selected as South Carolina's Mr. Football, an honor that puts him on the same list as Jadeveon Clowney, Marcus Lattimore, Stephon Gilmore and other eventual college and professional stars.
“It's still kind of hard to believe to be honest,” he said. “There's my name on the same list as them, which is pretty cool. It's definitely the most elated that I've ever felt. I didn't really know what to think. I'm just real blessed that my high school career was able to end with such an honor.”
Colburn anticipates arriving at U of L in early June.