Phil Kornblut

Matias gets a visit from Mangus

OL Josue Matias (6-5 299) of Union City, NJ met with USC assistant coach G.A. Mangus yesterday and says he is planning an official visit to USC in January. "We talked about their need at lineman and some other stuff," said Matias. "What interests me in South Carolina is their campus, their tradition, and their coaches."

Matias has narrowed his list to five. They are USC, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Florida State, and North Carolina. Coaches from each school have been in to visit Matias over the last week. "I've had so many coaches come by I don't even remember who all has been here," he joked. "But all five of my favorites have come see me."

Florida State will be in next week for an in-home visit. Matias has already taken official visits to Wisconsin and North Carolina and is planning trips to USC, FSU, and Rutgers. He canceled a scheduled visit to Florida for this weekend and has eliminated the Gators from his list.

Matias says he does not have a favorite.