Matt Falcon had a sophomore season that he would like to forget about.
Projected to be the starting running back for Southfield (MI) High School in Michigan, the 6-1, 200-pound tailback he figured a solid season would help kick start his recruitment. That changed after Falcon suffered an ACL injury in June, forcing him to miss his entire 2013 season.
Falcon is fully healthy now and has been eager to show college coaches that his knee is fine. Not wanting to wait until his junior season, Falcon has begun to attend football camps and make visits to help ease coaches' minds.
One of Falcon's most recent visit was to Wisconsin last weekend.
"It was a good visit; I saw the entire campus and the city of Madison and it was beautiful," Falcon told BadgerNation. "I really enjoyed myself while I was there. I was able to develop a good connection with the coaches on my visit, which I enjoyed."
"They were all real nice guys and I enjoyed talking with them," Falcon said. "They were all talking about the academics, what it takes to be a Badger and what kind of player succeeds in the Wisconsin program."
Falcon is currently on a bus tour attending different football camps across the country. He visited North Carolina Tuesday, Wake Forest Wednesday and his tour will end Saturday when he'll participate in Ohio State's one-day position camp. Falcon's first stop was to NC State on Monday, where he picked up his fifth offer.
"The camp went well and I was able to pick up an offer from them," Falcon said. "I felt great getting that offer because that's my home state. I have a good relationship with their coaching staff and just look forward to learning more about them."
Falcon – an early three-star running back by Scout.com - describes his game as a physical runner with the ability to run away from defenders and make people miss due to his shiftiness.
The offer from the Wolfpack joins Akron, Cincinnati, Toledo and Ohio State as early offers for the No.32 running back in the 2016 class. Falcon is hoping that more offers will come his way by attending these camps but does realize at the same time that it's out of his control.
"It's kind of hard to tell whether or not they're going to offer you when you go to these camps," Falcon said. "I've just gone out and competed and figure if they offer me that's great. If they don't then they don't."
One offer that could come his way would be from Wisconsin, which would be an offer he wouldn't complain about.
"During my visit that's one thing we talked about and they said they could offer sometime this summer or during my junior season," Falcon said. "They just may want to see me some more before they decide to offer, but it definitely would be a great offer and I would be very happy. They definitely would be one of my top schools and would be one of my best offers."