Top Area OL Visits UTSA

John Jay OL Matthew Huhn is considered one of the area’s top recruits. With a UTSA offer in hand, he visited campus recently.

Three-star offensive lineman Matthew Huhn is one of the top recruits in San Antonio for the 2017 recruiting class. So it wasn’t any surprise when UTSA offered him last month. Over the weekend, Huhn visited UTSA.

“It was really good,” Huhn said of his visit. “I’ve been to UTSA before but I’ve never been deep inside the campus. I really got a good feel for the campus. I got to sit down with the Coach Wilson and Coach Pugh and talk football.”

Huhn’s visit coincided with UTSA’s Junior Day, an event geared to showcase the program to Texas recruits.

“I thought it was pretty cool,” Huhn said of UTSA’s Junior Day. “With the whole new coaching staff, I think they’re putting an emphasis on recruiting San Antonio and Texas in general. I think it’s finally starting to show.”

Huhn is one of many recent area players to see their recruitment sky rocket. He says that’s a trend that should continue.

“It’s a big area that has a lot of great players,” Huhn said of the San Antonio football scene. “There are some fantastic players here. It’s amazing to see every get all of these offers. Honestly, I think San Antonio should be recruited more.”

As for himself, Huhn’s has already been very busy. As a legitimate three-star recruit, he currently holds 12 offers: Baylor, SMU, Rice, Houston, Texas State, Illinois, Penn, UTSA, Georgia State, Columbia, New Mexico State, and ULM. Plus he has visited Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas State, UTSA, SMU, and Texas. He’s planning on visiting Rice this coming weekend as well.

“Part of the appeal with Junior Days is getting a feel of the colleges. I’m still really getting a feel for all of the colleges. I feel like once all of the Junior Days are done and spring practices are done, I’m going to sit down and take note of what I think.”

At 6’7” and 270lbs, many programs like Huhn as an offensive tackle. He says being physical is very much a part of his game.

“I’m going to do what needs to get done, one way or another. If that involves driving you across the football field, then that’s what I’m going to do. I’m not the type of lineman that is going to be passive.”

Huhn says the coaching staff and the campus are the most important factors he’s looking at when evaluating schools.

“A lot of it is the campus and coaching staff,” said Huhn. “With the coaching staff I want to sit down and get to know them, get to know what they’re about, see how they’re going to coach. I really want to know what I’m getting into.”

Huhn isn’t in a hurry to make a decision. In fact, he’s looking to take some time and let the recruitment process play out.

“I’d like to commit around the end of the football season but there are no guarantees.”

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