Matos Snags Big Show Offer, Talks UMD

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Terps head coach Randy Edsall offered several up-and-coming defensive linemen at the Big Show camp June 27, including Chancellor (Fredericksburg, Va.) edge rusher Yetur Matos

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Terps head coach Randy Edsall offered several up-and-coming defensive linemen at the Big Show camp June 27, including Chancellor (Fredericksburg, Va.) edge rusher Yetur Matos, an intriguing 6-foot-4, 235 pounder with length and loads of athleticism. Matos entered the camp with prior offers from UVa, Va Tech, WVU, Penn State, Duke and Clemson, and was honored to receive another from UMD.

"I didn't know what to expect coming up [to Maryland], but it was great. It was a great camp and great to get the offer," Matos said. "We didn't do any one-on-ones, but I think I did well in drill work and the coaches all liked what they saw. Coach [Randy] Edsall said he'd like to offer me a scholarship, and I told him I appreciated it. It's a great offer to have."

June 27 was Matos' first time in College Park. He wasn't able to tour the campus, but did see the new facilities video, the locker room, weight room and Gossett Team House.

"I think the new facilities are really going to help Maryland. They were amazing," Matos said. "I can't wait to see what they look like when they're done. I thought the stadium was pretty awesome, and the locker rooms were pretty cool too."

He saved the highest praise for the coaches, however. Matos hadn't had much interaction with his area recruiter, Chad Wilt, yet, but he enjoyed working with Maryland's D-line coach during the camp.

"The coaches in general were very impressive," Matos said. "The things Coach Wilt was saying and teaching us, it was really informative and helpful. He's a really good coach. But really every coach I was talking to was impressive all-around. They're very good people at Maryland."

UMD was the latest stop on a long summer tour for Matos and his Chancellor teammates. He's also been to Duke, Clemson, UVA, Marshall, UNC and PSU.

Matos claimed no standouts among the places he's tripped to thus far, but did offer that "Maryland is right up there" and he should be returning for a game this fall.

"Maryland is a school I'll be looking at. I definitely want to come back," said Matos, who mentioned he had no dream schools growing up.

The Virginia end said he'll spend the rest of the offseason training and working out.

"I have to talk things over with my parents to see about any other visits or things like that," Matos said. "Right now I just want to keep getting better and improve my game."

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