Louisville Offers Big-Time '06 Texas Quarterback

6-2, 220-pound <b>Matthew Stafford</b> of Dallas, TX is one of the best quarterbacks available in the class of 2006 and he's already received offers from several big name programs, including Louisville, Georgia, Michigan and Florida State. Who does the strong-armed Stafford like right now?

Matthew Stafford is one of the best quarterbacks available in the class of '06 and he's already receiving vast amounts of attention from prospective college suitors. Who does he like right now?

"I am keeping them wide open for right now. I have offers from Georgia, SMU, Louisville, Oklahoma, Florida State, Michigan and Baylor," Stafford said.

Stafford has distinct ties to the two southeastern schools that have extended him an offer.

"I've been an FSU fan for a long time. I have a lot ties down in Florida. My parents went to school at FSU and then my dad went to graduate school at Georgia after that. My girlfriend is at Georgia now. She's a student there."

What is he looking for most in a school?

"I just want to play in a good conference, on a good team. Depth chart isn't big because I think Im going to compete wherever I go."

Will Stafford play the game or potentially make an early commitment?

"I think I am going to commit early. Probably before next season."

Does he know of any camps he will attend this summer?

"I'm up in the air as far as team camps go right now."

How did he enjoy his experience at the Army All-American Junior combine in San Antonio?

"It was fun. I liked it a lot and I had a good time. I think I stacked up really well out there."

Which schools have been by Highland Park to check in on Matthew so far?

"Georgia, Florida State, Miami, Michigan and pretty much all the big 12 schools have come by. Mangino is the only head coach so far."

What does Stafford feel he does best at the high school level and what does he feel he needs to improve upon?

"I have a quick release, a strong arm and I make good decisions. I think I can make my mobility and overall conditioning a little bit better, but I certainly don't think that's a weakness."

Does he care about playing away from home for the next 4 or 5 years?

"Distance will not play a factor for me. It's just wherever the best football program is."

The battle for this highly sought after Texas Gun Slinger is just beginning and it will be quite an interesting recruiting war to watch as we head into the summer months. Scout.com will keep you up to date with the latest on Matthew Stafford.


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