Clark Maturo, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle from Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., took an unofficial visit to Connecticut recently to check out what the Huskies had to offer and came away impressed with the experience.
"I got there and one of the recruiting assistants came and met me, his name was Carl Kotz," Maturo said. "He took me to the field where we watched practice for about ninety minutes and everything was very well run and organized. The players looked like they were all having a good time and I just liked the way it was run and how the coaching staff interacted with the players at each position."
"After that he went down and showed me the rest of the complex and the facilities were great," Maturo explained. "The weight room looked really advanced and had individual stations that had everything you'd need for a solid workout. Each station has a rack with a platform behind it and a set of dumbbells and the training room and field were also brand new. It all just looked state of the art."
"I was able to speak with Head Coach (Randy Edsall) and offensive line Coach (Mike Foley) for a while and Coach Foley mentioned that he had just gotten my film and had a chance to see a little bit of it before practice today. He said he was impressed with what he saw and wanted to come to Hotchkiss this spring to see me again. Coach Edsall seemed like a really good guy and was just very personable. In fact, all of the coaches I met were the same way and I really enjoyed the visit. It just gave me a great chance to see how a big time program works."
Maturo is also being recruited by Boston College and Iowa and has set no timeframe for a decision. He will be participating in the Scout.com Combine in Randolph, N.J., on April 15th.
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