Georgia OL Commits
Matt Britain
Scout.com
Posted Aug 28, 2007


Matt Britain, a Scout.com two-star offensive tackle from Kennesaw-North Cobb, (Ga.), has made his college decision. Britain talks about his college choice and the upcoming season.

"I have verbally committed to Ohio," said Matt Britain. "I took a trip up there in late June. I liked everything they had to offer."

"I came back home to think about it. I thought about it for a week and a half and made my decision. I actually think I had my decision made when my dad and I were walking to the car when we were leaving to come back home."

"I feel like it’s the right place for me. I am looking to have a great senior season. I don’t know if an SEC or Big 10 school is going to offer me, but I really like Ohio University. I could see myself being a part of their program."

"I really liked it up there. You try to please everyone. You wish you could play for all of these schools recruiting you. I want to focus on my senior season. The coaches up there want me, and I feel welcomed. I feel like part of the family. I have my decision made, and I can concentrate on football."

"Tim Albin is my recruiting coach. I really like him. I think he is a great guy. Frank Solich was formerly at Nebraska. He has a one heck of a coaching staff. That was really a huge factor in my decision. Their coaching staff is great."

"Right now I am somewhere between 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-4. My dad is 6-foot-6, so I may still be growing. The coaches want me to put on some more weight. They are looking at me on the interior line. I will play anywhere. I just want to be on the field."

When asked of strengths Britain said, "I feel like my biggest strength is my work ethic during the off-season, during practice and during games. Those 80-yard drives take a toll on you. You have to get the job done and get back in the end zone. I think my work ethic pays off. I provide leadership and tenacity."

"I have good footwork, but it can always be improved. It’s a game of feet. You have to have good feet. It’s always good to improve on your footwork. I am continuing to life weights to get stronger and eating right to stay healthy."

Britain will begin his senior season Friday night and hopes to make it to the state championship.

"Football practice has been really hot," he said. "We finally have our first game Friday at Kell. We look like we can make a run at the state championship. The goals are simple. We have the ability, and we believe we can make it to the Georgia Dome."


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