School: C.D. Hylton High, Woodbridge, Va.
Pos.: Offensive tackle
Weight: 285 pounds
Regional Ranking: 8
Recruiting Update: Burrell’s offer list includes Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Connecticut, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
Matthew Burrell is the No. 8 player in the East Region
“It’s a great feeling (to be ranked so high),” said Burrell. “It’s a very rewarding feeling because I've been working hard.”
Despite all his success, Burrell is constantly working to get better.
“I want to be faster off the ball,” he said. “I have to tighten up my technique a little bit, too. I also want to be dominant on both sides of the ball and I just want to make my team better.”
What motivates him?
“I want to be great – that’s my main motivation,” he said. “I want to keep pushing myself to the limit.”
“Every time I go on field, I think I have to get to get better. I never feel satisfied.”
C.D. Hylton opens theirs season on August 30 against Osbourn.
Burrell really fires off the football and is relentless at the point of attack. He is very strong and plays with good leverage. Along with his strength, Burrell is extremely athletic and gets to the second level of the defense with ease. He plays very hard and does a nice job finishing his blocks. Overall, he is special player and his best football is ahead of him.