MotSaG Chat with Matthew Burrell

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Standing 6 Foot 5 and weighing 312 pounds, it is no wonder almost every school in the nation is after Woodbridge, Virginia Offensive Tackle prospect Matt Burrell. The number 67 rated recruit in 247sports’ composite rankings, Burrell has offers from many of the big time schools across the nation. The offers include the likes of Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, and Texas. It is no surprise to people that follow recruiting heavily that Burrell is very interested in Ohio State. He recently took a trip to Ohio State and had many good things to say about it.


“The atmosphere in Columbus is Awesome! It felt like a home atmosphere.” The atmosphere and attitude surrounding Ohio State is without a question one of the best. He also had good things to say about the weight program. As many buckeye fans know, the weight room is controlled by the fierce Mickey Marotti. Burrell loved the weight program there. “The Weight Program overall is sick! The coach who runs it is awesome. Just the plan they have there at Ohio State is overall great.”

Getting to talk to the coaches on the trip was another thing that stood out to Burrell. He talks to Larry Johnson because he recruits that area. But he also said that he talks to Urban Meyer the most. When you are talking to the head coach directly, you must be an important target for the class. Burrell admits that he was nervous about meeting Urban Meyer. He had talked to him many times but meeting him was different. “I wanted to meet Urban Meyer and just put the name and face together. I was very nervous to meet him, but meeting him was awesome. When I was talking to him it didn’t even feel like he was a coach and I was a player, it felt like we were already friends. We did not even introduce ourselves.” He said that meeting Meyer was just amazing and having that relationship with him is amazing as well.

As for what is next in his recruitment? He does plan on taking all of his official visits. He is hoping to get up to Ohio State for this weekend’s Columbus NFTC but is still working some things out on that. He has no leaders and wants to commit after his official visits. I asked him what he would say to all the Buckeye fans out there and he said, “Go Bucks!! You guys are awesome and just thank you for all the support!” Burrell is a prospect that every Buckeye fan should get to know.

You can follow Matthew Burrell on Twitter by clicking @__Triumphant


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