McGraw Up to 20 Offers

Louisiana junior athleite Mattrell McGraw is up to 20 total scholarship offers after Michigan State, Memphis, Minnesota, Louisiana Tech and UCLA offered within the past week...

Michigan State and Memphis offered Mattrell McGraw today.

"Michigan State is recruiting me as a corner," said McGraw, who is getting more looks as a safety but can play either position. "They don't usually recruit Louisiana because of the distance.

"I talked with Coach (Dave) Warner previously before the offer. When I spoke with Coach Warner, he said he'd evaluated 35 players and I stood out the most. Five different sources told him I'm a good player and after he got to watch my film, he wanted me to call immediately."

McGraw says Michigan State has as good a shot as any program.

"I told them I don't have any favorites," he said. "I haven't visited any schools yet. I definitely will take a lot of visits."

The 6-0, 180-pounder talked about other recent offers.

"Memphis was this morning," he said. "It's a cool place. I remember when I went to Ole Miss - Memphis isn't far from there. I'm quite sure my parents will be intrigued by Memphis.

"Coach Juluke from Louisiana Tech said I'm a heck of a ball player. He really likes me and said I'd fit their system. He said Tech might not be a big name, but they get players to the draft. They have the number five receiver in the draft. He said Louisiana Tech is going to be a force to be reckoned with, and the offer is on the table."

McGraw then addressed his offers from Minnesota and UCLA.

"Coach Jay (Sawvel) let me know it's a no-brainer," he said, "and he knew he'd offer once he came down for practice last year. He said I'm a raw natural talent; he would love to coach me.

"UCLA offered Kenny (Young) and Malachi (Dupre). Malachi is my best friend. It would be great to go with him to college, but at the end of the day we'll have to do what's best for each of us. It's in L.A., which is intriguing because I've always thought about going someplace where I'd be on my own."

NOTE: McGraw subsequently picked up an offer from Georgia Tech, which he wrote via text, "is recruiting me as a safety."

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