Quite possibly the biggest sleeper prospect in Arizona is defensive tackle Matt Hulse from Chandler Hamilton. He was a complete unknown headed into this season because this was his first time suiting up to play football. Hamilton head coach Steve Belles had big expectations for the 6-4 260 pounder and Hulse has seen significant minutes this season.
Scout.com brought to you the news that Hulse has verbally committed to the University of Montana a few weeks ago. We caught up with Matt for a quick Q & A regarding his commitment.
Scout.com: Why did you choose Montana?
Hulse: "It's a great school with a great football program."
When did you trip there?
"October 19th through the 21st."
What did you like about the school?
"I liked the coaching staff and just the atmosphere."
What do you plan to major in?
"A bachelors in Excercise Science."
What other schools were looking at you?
"ASU, UNLV and the University of Nevada."
Did any of them offer?
Why did you decide to commit now?
"Because I thought about it and thought I'd want to."
With you being new to football, how has this season gone for you?
"Season has gone good. Got some good playing time." (Hulse has recorded 11 tackles and 2 sacks for the 12-0 Huskies.)
Do you see yourself as a bit of a sleeper prospect with a lot of upside?
"Yes I do."
What is your bench, squat, clean, and 40?
"Bench is 405, squat about 375, clean about 275 and forty a 5.0."
Hamilton plays Brophy this Friday in the 5A1 state semi-finals.