Commit Highlights: R.J. Mattes

NC State continued its dominance recruiting the state of North Carolina by landing a verbal from four-star Concord (NC) Robinson star offensive lineman R.J. Mattes. Here is your chance to catch the Wolfpack's latest commitment in action!

Name: R.J. Mattes
Hometown: Concord, N.C.
High School: Jay M. Robinson High School
Position: Offensive Tackle
Vitals: 6'6/280/5.2

Notes: NC State landed the top offensive lineman in the Carolinas yesterday when four-star in-state talent R.J. Mattes committed to the Wolfpack.

Mattes verbaled to NC State following his final official visit, a trip to South Carolina. He chose NC State after considering offers from Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Miami among others. He officially visited NC State, USC, UNC, Clemson, and Virginia after narrowing his list to those five programs.

An all-state selection and a Shrine Bowl standout, Mattes is the fifth offensive lineman to commit to NC State, joining Andrew Wallace, Sam Jones, Zach Allen and Ahmad Jaradat. His commitment rounds out what is likely the best offensive line class NC State has ever secured.

In these highlights, you'll see clips of Mattes from his junior season and senior year. Also, make sure to check out the Shrine Bowl highlights, as he squares off against five-star talent DaQuan Bowers.

Mattes vs. Bowers (No. 40)

Rated the No. 1 defensive end in the country by Scout.com and the No. 1 recruit overall by ESPN.com, Bowers dominated opponents during Shrine Bowl practices and in January while he was in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American Bowl. However, Mattes more than held his own against Bowers during the Shrine Bowl game, further enhancing his reputation as a blocker.

He is regarded as the No. 11 offensive tackle prospect in the country by Scout.com.

Scouting Report: "R.J. Mattes is one of the most technically-sound offensive linemen you'll find on the high school level. He has solid footwork, plays low and does a super job of using his hands against opposing defensive linemen.

"Mattes isn't overly athletic but he is efficient and moves well for an offensive linemen. He will need to add size and strength before he's ready for the rigors of division one football but he has the frame to easily add 20-30 pounds.

"Mattes has a tremendous knowledge of the position and once his body catches up with his football IQ, he could emerge as major player for NC State." -- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams


Shrine Film: OT #68 R.J. Mattes -


Sr. Film: OT #79 R.J. Mattes -


Jr. Film: OT #79 R.J. Mattes -


Jr. Film: OT #79 R.J. Mattes -


Jr. Film: DE/DT #79 R.J. Mattes -



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