WSU visit makes impact on Skyline hoss

OVER THE WEEKEND, Sammamish hoss Matthew Cindric (6-4, 250) took an unofficial visit to Washington State. And the 2018 class three-star offensive lineman out of Skyline High told Cougfan.com the trip was certainly one to remember, with the coaches, campus and a local restaurant making quite the impact.

Cindric was indeed out on the Palouse on Saturday for an unofficial visit to WSU and things couldn’t have gone much better, he told CF.C.

“The weekend was great,” Cindric said. “It was all really cool. I was impressed with the whole campus, the coaches and the facilities. 

“I’d say the highlight of it all was talking to Coach Clay McGuire and seeing his plans for me in the offense. The town was great, too. We went to South Fork and it was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. I got a cheesesteak wrap and  it was amazing (laugh).”

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WSU is the lone offer for the in-state prospect. The Cougs sent a tender his way during the spring, with area recruiter Eric Mele leading the charge with his recruitment.

“Coach Eric Mele and Coach Jack Taylor were the coaches to show me around campus,” Cindric said. “I appreciated their time, they were great. When I spoke with the coaches, they told me they like my versatility.

“We didn’t really discuss which position in particular they’d want me at, but they said they basically recruit athletic guys and put the best five out there. They like guys who can block and play with aggression.”

One part of campus Cindric was anxious to check out prior to his visit was the business school at WSU. And the advisors also made a strong impression on the junior.

“I really liked that as well,” he said. “The coaches told me they have a lot of players who enjoy the business school. I was told that I’d have a good chance to get an early admittance into the program as a freshman. That would be a big deal for me.”

Entering his junior year, Cindric holds an impressive 3.97 GPA. He is yet to take his SATs, but will be doing that this fall. 

“This visit to WSU definitely raised my interest,” Cindric said. “It’s a cool place over there in Pullman. It really gave me something to think about moving forward. This was my first visit, but it certainly has set the standard high.”


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