Despite being a 2018 class member, Matthew Cindric hauled in his first offer from WSU back in May. And the 6-4, 250-pounder remains amped up about landing that tender.
“I came off a strong season with my team, but we were disappointed we didn’t get where we wanted to (in the playoffs),” Cindric said. “I wanted some good news after that, so to land that offer from WSU was pretty cool.
“I’ve been talking with Coach Clay McGuire and Coach Eric Mele. They’ve both told me it’s a great place and everyone in Pullman is all about the Cougs. You get a good education over there and it’s great to because they’re a program on the rise. It’s the place to be.”
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Cindric is also receiving strong interest from UW, Oregon, Boise State and Nevada.
This weekend, though, he’ll be out on the Palouse for his second visit to Pullman. It’s his first in a while, he said.
“I went to WSU when I was probably five or six,” Cindric said with a laugh. “This will be my first true college experience. I’m excited to get over there with my parents and see what WSU’s vision is for me and how they see me as a player.
“The big thing for me too is education. I’m hoping to study business, so I want to see what they have to offer there. I’m looking forward to checking out the business school.”
Ranked three stars by Scout.com, Cindric plays both ways for Skyline, but said the Cougs like him on offense.
“They haven’t said which position in particular they like me at, but they do like that I’m versatile,” he said. “I’ve been playing all spots in high school, so I think I could fit well wherever.”
Cindric added that he’s taking his recruitment in stride and has no intentions of making a decision anytime soon.
“I want to give an opportunity to all the schools recruiting me and I want to make sure I make the right decision as well,” Cindric said. “I see too many kids who commit and decommit. I don’t want to do that. I want to be firm with my decision and I want the coaches to trust my word.”