Tennessee has offered an offensive lineman from North Carolina but the in-state programs have taken more of a wait-and-see approach.
It might come as a surprise that Tennessee has made the first move
with Concord native and Cox Mill High School junior Ryan Matson even
though NC State and the state's other schools know all about him.
Although Matson does not have an offer from the Pack he said he's
not taking it personally. He realizes that different schools move at
their own pace and he just enjoyed his Junior Day at NCSU.
"I was really impressed because I went last year and I think the
year before. Me and my parents and coaches were very impressed with
everything they did. They were showing us the campus and some of the
dorms and just more of the facility and everything."
Matson spoke with every single coach on Dave Doeren's staff but he
had a lot of time with Mike Uremovich because he's the offensive
Overall the staff couldn't have made a better impression. They were
themselves, they spoke honestly about where they stood in the
process, and they told him to be patient.
"They were saying what they're going to do. They're not just trying
to tell people how great their program is and not backing it up with
everything. My interest in them is very high because I like the
coaches and the facilities. It's one of the top schools that I'm
"They said I'm on the top of their list. When I went to the Junior
Day that was before signing day and they were going to wait 'til
that was over so they could evaluate the new class that's coming
Matson is willing to wait on NC State and all the other schools
showing interest. He was hoping to attend a Junior Day either at
Charlotte or Maryland but he will be at a NIKE Sparq combine
instead. Missouri is trying to ride their strong 2013 season and
make a pitch for Matson with Duke and Indiana starting to talk to
But every day that passes without new offers has to be a slight
advantage for Tennessee as they have already offered.
"I'm very impressed with Tennessee's coaching staff. They have new
coaches. I went to the football camp last year and did really well
there. I met the head coach and the offensive line coach. I really
like their offensive line coach."
Matson Waiting on Wolfpack Offer
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