March 28, 2007

USC moving up N.C. offensive lineman's list

Concord (N.C.) Robinson offensive lineman R.J. Mattes now has eight offers on the table, including one from the South Carolina Gamecocks.

"My offers are from South Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, Clemson, Duke, ECU, Wake Forest and Virginia," the 6-foot-7, 260-pound Mattes said. "My top five schools are Virginia, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina and NC State."

Mattes, who runs the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds, attended junior day in Columbia.

"I liked it a good bit," he said. "I mean, SEC football. What's not to like about that? Plus Steve Spurrier is one of the most highly respected coaches in college football. He's respected nationally as one of the best."

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