Placekicker Matthew Waldron, Preferred Walk-on?

While punter Zoltan Mesko is a name familiar to Michigan fans, another member of the recent U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game East special teams squad first gained attention when he told GoBlueWolverine Magazine that he would come to Michgian as a preferred walk-on if he didn't receive a scholarship offer from another school. <br><br> GBW recently caught up with <b>Matthew Waldron</b> of Oakfield, N.Y., Oakfield-Alabama High School to get an update. Does he have a scholarship? <br>

Placekicking is not an immediate need to Michigan in this recruiting class, so no scholarship is available for the position. However, that hasn't deterred Matthew Waldron of Oakfield, N.Y., Oakfield-Alabama High School from taking a keen interest in the Wolverines. "Michigan has offered me a 'preferred walk-on scholarship," Waldron told GBW during an Army game practice. "If I don't get a scholarship offer from another school I'll go to Michigan. They told me I could walk-on for two years then get a scholarship after Garrett Rivas leaves."

The 6-foot-o, 189-pound Waldron said at the time that Florida was looking at some film, and wanted to talk further about an offer. Since then the Gators have taken a placekicker. Jonathan Phillips of Wellington, Fla., High School pledged to Florida on Jan. 23, and closed the door on Waldron. "That did it for Florida," he said. "West Virginia was looking at me too but they just took a kicker." Scott Kozlowksi committed to WVU on Jan. 25.

So, is Michigan going to be the destination after all? "I'm not sure yet," Waldron said. "There are a couple of schools I'm looking at too. I really want to go to a warm-weather school, I'm tired of the cold." Waldron refused to name the other schools at this time.

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