Better than Dace Richardson?

The May Evaluation period is in full swing and a prospect that should get a ton of looks is 6-foot-2, 265-pound center, Will Matte. Matte, from Wheaton-Warrenville South high in Warrenville, Ill., is a talented offensive lineman that turned heads in 2006 leading the Tigers to a state championship.

Will Matte attended a combine this past January at the Disney Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and was named outstanding lineman at that combine. Matte also participated in a Nike Camp last weekend that was held in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Wheaton-Warrenville South is one of the premier prep football programs in the Land of Lincoln. The Tigers have sent several prospects to the D-1 ranks including 2005 Army All-Americans Dace Richardson and Tony Moeaki.

"Will (Matte) is more of a gifted athlete than Dace Richardson was," said Ron Muhitch, head coach at Wheaton-Warrenville South.

"We don't win a state championship last year without Will Matte, that's how valuable he was to our team. Will will be a three-year starter at tackle for us but I see him playing center in college. He's got great feet, he's tough and more importantly, he's smart."

Does Matte have any scholarship offers? Does he plan on hitting some camps this summer?

"I have an offer from Eastern Illinois," Matte said.

"Iowa called me this month but I missed that call. My favorites are Purdue, Iowa, Michigan State, Colorado, Northwestern, Indiana and Illinois.

"I'm probably going to hit a few one-day camps. Colorado is a possibility and I'm going to Michigan State's one-day camp for sure."

Matte is a tremendous student carrying a 4.1 GPA in the classroom scoring 24 on his ACT.

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