DL Has Offers, Waits for More

Matt Spanos, who is the #67 defensive tackle prospect in the country, says he has a number of offers, but is holding off on his decision while he waits for more...

Matt Spanos, 6-5, 265, 5.1, Corona (Calif.) is playing under the watchful eye of a number of schools this season. He has had the same favorite for some time, but has not pulled the trigger on a verbal, as he wants to take his visits as well as see which other schools may offer as his season rolls on.

"I'm interested in USC, UCLA, Fresno State, Oregon, Washington State and Washington," Spanos said. "But USC is still my favorite at this point," he said.

Spanos said he's hearing the most from USC, UCLA, Fresno State and Washington State, "which has been calling quite a bit." USC, UCLA, Fresno State and Washington State have offered, according to Spanos, and he's waiting to see if Oregon and Washington will.

Spanos is playing both ways this season at defensive tackle and offensive quickside tackle. "So far this season I have 21 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two caused fumbles, one pass deflection and a number of quarterback hurries. On offense, I have quite a few pancakes, but we really don't keep track of them. We recognize them and laugh about them when we watch the films."

He is helping turn things around when it comes to the fortunes of his team on the field. "Corona is doing pretty good this year actually. We've been doing a lot better than we have been doing the past two years. We're 2-2 right now, and we should be 4-0." Corona lost two tough games. "The first game we lost was really a bonehead defensive mess-up. The second loss was a hard-fought battle, but we just couldn't pull it out at the end."

Spanos is just starting to set up official visits. "Actually I'm looking to go to Oregon on the 26th (of October). It is not set in stone, but it looks like it will be that weekend. That would be the first official visit. Right now I'm not sure where I'll go for the rest of the official visits."

Spanos took the SAT last Saturday.


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