Oregon State commit Matt Snyder took an official visit to Nebraska this weekend after Mike Riley left Corvalis for Lincoln. The 6-foot-5 and 235-pound tight end from San Ramon (Calif.) California had a great visit to Nebraska.
"I had a good time," Snyder said. "I have never been to Nebraska before, but I had a lot of people tell me that it was nice. I was impressed with everything from the football facilities to the fans at the Nebraska basketball game which was sold out."
Admittedly Snyder says that the last couple of weeks have been a little nuts. Riley leaves for Nebraska and then Snyder receives an offer from Nebraska. After this visit Snyder says that he and his family will take some time to think about everything.
"The last week and a half has been pretty crazy. The coaches from Oregon State now at Nebraska have stayed with me. My family and I will go home and take some deep breaths and think about everything.
"We are also going to call coach Andersen to see where he is at. We don't want to rush anything here and want to make a good decision."
One of the things that Snyder was interested in hearing about while on the official visit was the offense Riley would run at Nebraska. Snyder was told there wouldn't be a lot of difference between what Riley would have ran at Oregon State.
"He said it would be similar to Oregon State so that sounds good to me. He didn't have a lot to tell me about the offensive coordinator position, but he said he definitely wants me at Nebraska."
Snyder had some idea of what he would see on the official visit based on everyone's comments. Nebraska got high marks from Snyder and he came away impressed with the facilities and the people that he came across while on the visit.
"The facilities and everything related with the football program was an A+. The facilities were some of the biggest and best that I had seen. It was huge.
"The academics are also important and Nebraska had about an hour long presentation and that was good. All of the people at Nebraska were so nice and supportive of Nebraska."
This timing of this visit will allow Snyder and his family the opportunity to go home and really think about everything. Snyder says that he will have a decision sometime over the holidays about what he will do.
"We will probably get this done over the dead period around the holidays," Snyder said. "We wanted to get this visit done before the dead period so we could think about everything."