Burrell Reviews Penn State

Four-star Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton offensive tackle Matthew Burrell recaps his Virginia visit and talks latest with Scout.com.

Matthew Burrell has been a busy man. The highly touted 2015 recruit is taking visits, so that he may find the perfect college.

"These visits are basically for me to get a feel for the coaches, because in the end what matters the most is their relationship with me," stated the four-star offensive lineman. "I definitely feel like that is what I look for the most when I visit."

Burrell who visited Penn State last weekend, returned to the University of Virginia on Saturday to attend the spring game.

"I met Chris Long and the Jaguars linebacker (Laroy Reynolds); it was cool."

Some high-powered UVa alumni on hand certainly made the day more memorable for Burrell. However, as he mentioned earlier, it is his relationship with the staff that he is focusing his attention on.

"I liked (the spring game a lot) it showed they made a lot of progress, defense looks great, it was good to see (offensive line) coach (Scott) Wachenheim interact with the team, and Coach (Mike) London go around and keep everything alive. It was just nice to see how all the coaches interacted with the team.

"Wachenheim works hard with them on their technique and is very hands-on. He is a great coach."

This is Burrell's second visit to Charlottesville in just over a month, making a trip on March 1st for junior day - which just happened to be UVa's first spring practice. The spring game on Saturday was Virginia's last practice this spring. The 6-foot-6, 285 pounder was able to see improvement and progression from the line.

"They made a lot of progress in the first spring practice from before, but now they definitely looked really good. If you keep Eli (Harold) contained you are doing something right."

It seemed Penn State did something right as well last weekend. Burrell who took a trip to State College left very impressed with the new staff.

"I loved it, it was really awesome," said Burrell. "It felt really welcoming. I met the new coaching staff up there and it was cool to just become familiar with them and put names to faces."

Visits are big tools for recruits to decide which schools will make a top list. But Burrell says although he has taken a few visits, he is not prepared to cut or reveal a favorite.

"Not really because I haven't visited all of them. I am not at the point where I can say I have a top anything."

Burrell said he is still unsure where he is off to next. The only trip he knows he will be taking is a trip to Centreville High School on April 26th to participate in the NFTC camp.


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