November 21, 2010

Matias gives official to Wisconsin good review

It has been a week since four-star New Jersey offensive lineman Josue Matias took his official visit to Wisconsin, and now that he has had some time to reflect on his visit he still has only positive things to say about his time at the Big Ten school.

The Badgers have a good track record developing offensive linemen and that was undoubtedly a big selling point for the coaches when they were talking to Matias.

The trip ended up being very helpful in getting Matias acquainted with the school. Wisconsin defeated Indiana 83-20 in highest scoring games for one team in recent memory. While there wasn't much drama on the field, Matias liked everything he saw.

"It was a good experience," Matias recalled. "It was a good trip. I enjoyed everything about Wisconsin ... the stadium, the coaches, everything."

Though he didn't get to watch a close game on the field he was impressed with the team's performance.

"I was glad I got to see the game. I got there in the 3rd quarter and by the time I got there they were already like 60 points up."

It was things other than the game itself that highlighted the trip, according to the Union City, N.J., prospect.

"I saw the campus and the academics," he explained. "I got to talk with the coaches for a while and I got to hang out with the players. I enjoyed hanging out with those guys. My host was number 19 (Manasseh Garner)."

Matias said he has an official visit to Georgia scheduled for this coming weekend. After that he will take official visits to Rutgers and Florida. He is not sure of the dates for those last two trips.

He has now taken official visits to Wisconsin and North Carolina. Matias said that those two schools have a lot in common and it is difficult to set them apart from one another at this point.

"They're both great places to be at. Both have good atmospheres. I'd say Wisconsin and Carolina are about the same," he concluded.

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