After playing varsity as a freshman and impressing during his camp stops last summer, it appeared Matt Falcon was ready to take the high school football and recruiting scene by storm. A season ending knee injury kept that from happening last Fall, but after rehabbing and showing the same explosiveness and then-some in recent workouts, he was able to add his first offer from Ohio State.
"I feel great," the 6-foot-1, 210-pound running back said. "I've been through a lot with my knee and overcome a lot of adversity and to be able to know that it's looking good is amazing."
Falcon camped with the Buckeyes last summer and was one of the top performers at the camp. The trip also allowed him to see the campus and meet the coaches as well.
"They are real team oriented. They don't just look at you for football, they look at you for academics as well. They focus on academics and that's what I excel in. What I saw and heard from the coaches was great. I loved it."
He will return to Ohio State for camp and will hit several others are part of the Rising Stars bus tour.
"I know I'm going to Wake Forest, North Carolina State, and I have to talk to Coach Wynns to see what other ones we're going to on the bus tour." As for the injury, Falcon says, "I feel great. I feel 100% and feel stronger than I did before." Today's offer just serves as proof that he has been taking the right steps and that more good things are on the horizon.
"It's the utmost motivation. Just because they offered doesn't mean stop working. It showed me colleges are still looking for me and I just have to get ready to go perform for my team this year."