LOI #1: R.J. Mattes

Concord (NC) Robinson offensive tackle R.J. Mattes has signed with NC State!

OT R.J. Mattes
6-6, 260 pounds, 5.18 seconds in the 40
Concord (NC) Jay M Robinson High School

Prospect Ranking:
No. 16 offensive tackle in the country and No. 1 offensive lineman in North Carolina according to Scout.com

Accomplishments: Going up against the No. 1 defensive end in the country, DaQuan Bowers, Mattes more than held his own during his Shrine Bowl performance.

Academics: Mattes projects as an academic qualifier.

The Recruiting Scene: Mattes committed to the Wolfpack late in December despite swirling rumors that he would choose Clemson or follow his father's footsteps and play at Virginia. But his father Ron also played offensive tackle while Tom O'Brien was the offensive line coach at the school, a relationship that paid dividends for the Pack some 20 years later.

"I kind of started really getting that feeling after my in-home visit with O'Brien," said Mattes. "It was a great in-home... it was really great. He came in and stayed a few hours an he gave me the numbers on how many linemen he has put in the NFL... that will catch any offensive lineman's attention. Plus being with him and seeing him interact with my dad... that strong relationship they have, it all felt good."

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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