Could May get a Nebraska offer?

There is little doubt that one of Nebraska's recruiting priorities is to get some players for the defensive secondary. Matt May is the type of player that you could bring in and figure out if he's a safety, a linebacker or fits in the picture somewhere else. Will Nebraska offer May?

Matt May is a leader. Last year for Imperial (Nebr.) Chase County, May led his team to the state finals where they came home with the runner-up trophy. He starred as a 6-foot-1, 185 pound linebacker and running back with 4.5 speed.

"We were runner-up for state," May said. "We are class C-1. Personally I had 1700 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns on offense. I had like 130 tackles on defense. I played running back and we ran the wishbone. I was the stack-back, middle linebacker."

Besides leading his team to the state finals, May landed some very nice personal honors. He received honors for his offensive and defensive efforts.

"I was the C-1 honorary captain. For the Huskerland Report I was the C-1 player of the year. I also received all-district and all-state honors. I was all-district in offense and defense. All-state was on offense."

The question when you look at May might be where will he play in college? He has received some input from college coaches and also from his high school coach that he believes that he thinks that his days in college will be in the secondary.

"Right now we are looking at defensive secondary; cornerback, strong safety or free safety. That is what I am thinking right now after talking to some of the coaches and my high school coach."

One thing that May has going for him if he were to play in the secondary in college is his linebacker mentality. He likes to hit. He likes to roam around and make plays.

"I think I have a pretty good nose for the ball. I am not afraid to make the big hit. I think that my linebacker mentality carries over. Our defense is a 45 stack and as the middle linebacker I just kind of roam around and find the ball."

May is looking at an unofficial visit coming up to Lincoln. Other than that there are some camps that he might consider if he can get them into his schedule.

"I am looking at going to Lincoln. I think that is the only one that is really set right now. As far as camps, I am probably going to the one in Lincoln and there is one in Iowa that I am looking at."

When it comes to improving his game, May will be focusing on his lower body strength this summer. "I guess that I want to work on my speed, strength and mobility. I want to develop some more lower body strength. That is what I am going to be working on."

May is already receiving some considerable college feedback for being so early in the process. He expects to receive more as his coach is sending out his film to more division one schools very soon.

"The main ones that I am really talking to are Nebraska, I spoke to the defensive back coach for Nebraska, I am getting stuff from Iowa and my high school coach is sending film out to ten division one schools and some other schools in the area."

Growing up in Nebraska it's hard for anyone to not favor Nebraska early. "Probably would be Nebraska. That is just where I would go from growing up and watching. That is the main thing there. After that it would be Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan or Oklahoma State."

Overall though, Nebraska will have to meet the other criteria that May is looking for when it comes to picking out a school. "I am looking for the best place that I fit in at. Also I will be looking at my career choice. Probably the athletics and the location will play a big part in it."

While May will be in Lincoln for a visit soon he might also be in the stands for the spring game on April 15. "I might go to Lincoln for the spring game. I am not for sure yet. It depends if I can get it to work out from a schedule perspective."

Another even that May is trying to determine if he can make it or not is the combine in Iowa City. He might have a track conflict that weekend. Track is something that May also takes seriously after having made three events in state as a sophomore.

"I will have to see if I can get to that. I have to check my track schedule. I do the 200, 400 and the 4x400. My best times were 22.6 in the 200, in the 400 I ran a 49.9 and that was third in class B. I went to state in all three of those events as a sophomore."

May also plays basketball along with track and football for Imperial. It seems that might change this year.

"I will probably go out for wrestling this next year. My older brother wrestles for Kearney. He was the two-time state champ. I guess that I was the black sheep of the family a little bit going out for basketball."

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