JUCO tight end Scott Matiaha has heard from numerous football programs as he prepares to make the move up to the next level of football.
“I’m hearing from New Mexico State, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, Memphis, Illinois, Utah State, Texas State, UAB, UTEP, Southern Miss, UTSA, Bowling Green, Stephen F. Austin, Incarnate Word, Missouri State, Idaho, Southeast Louisiana, SEMO and Central Connecticut,” Matiaha said.
With that number of schools, the Bears were the first who pulled the trigger on an offer.
“(The Missouri State offer) felt great. It was my first offer so it was a great feeling,” he said.
Even though the offer is on the table, Matiaha doesn’t know that much about Coach Allen’s program.
“I don’t know much about them, but from what I’ve heard it sounds like a great place,” he said.
Matiaha says there’s a good chance he’ll visit Springfield at some point before making a decision. And with his skill set there are going to be other schools who will offer down the line.
“I’m a smart and versatile (player),” he said. “I’m fast for how big I am. I can catch anything that’s in my reach and can play different positions,” finished the 6-foot-5, 245-pound prospect.
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