Junior to Watch: OL Matt Streid

WeAreSC.com caught up with fast rising lineman Matt Streid from Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, California, and he had the following update for us…

Granada Hills High is known as the school that produced John Elway some 20+ years ago.  There will be another Division I talent this fall.  Matt Streid is 6'2", 305 pounds, runs a 5.2 forty, has a 24" vertical, and squats 455 pounds.  At the recent Nike Camp at USC, Matt put up 18 reps of 185 and also had a 4.9 shuttle time.  Streid is a smart, football savvy type of lineman who registered 28 downfield pancakes last season and only allowed one sack.  He has great agility for his size recording 74 tackles and 4 sacks from his defensive tackle and defensive end spots.  USC will recruit Matt as an offensive lineman.  Even though he is currently 6'2", Streid likes the tackle spot on the O-line the best.  Matt was All-League and All-City as a junior.  He is working on his speed and explosiveness, as he mentioned some of the great pointers USC Strength Coach Chris Carlise spoke about in regards to that type of training at the USC One-Day Lineman Camp on April 12th.


Although it is very early in the recruiting process, Matt has heard from all the Pac Ten schools as well as Colorado, Michigan, and Nebraska.  His current favorites include Oregon, Washington, UCLA, and USC.  He would like to make official visits to Oregon, Washington, Michigan, and Nebraska.  UCLA and USC will receive strong consideration, however his official visits will be saved for schools out of the area.  None of the schools mentioned have yet to offer.


Matt is planning on taking the SAT on May 3rd.  He's fashioned a 3.6 GPA during his junior year.  Streid would like to major in Business Law in college.  In regards to USC, Matt likes the fact SC is local, a private school, and he really likes the coaches.  He played against 2003 USC commit Steve Smith when Smith was at Taft.  His football hero is Emmit Smith.  Streid's father played middle linebacker at California State Northridge, and his grandfather played with Dick Butkus and the Bears.  He wears #72.


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