May 9, 2010

Glads' Mattox opening eyes at QB

LAWARENCEVILLE - Clarke Central quarterback Martay Mattox continues to make an impression on college recruiters.

"Maryland's the newest one," Maddox said during a break at the recent Football University Camp. "So, for, I've got South Florida and South Carolina and now Maryland, so they're starting to come in."

Mattox is one of the state's best up-and-coming quarterback prospects.

Last season, the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder passed for 1,879 yards and 16 touchdowns in leading Clarke Central to the Class AAAA state championship game.

Although Mattox said recently South Carolina is his early favorite, he's not quite ready to make a commitment.

Alabama and Tennessee are also keeping close tabs, while the Big Ten trio of Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern are also expressing some interest.

Mattox wouldn't mind if the hometown Georgia Bulldogs showed him a little more love.

"I've heard from them (Georgia) a little bit," Mattox said. "I'd love to hear from them a little bit more."
Time will tell.

Mattox, who visited South Carolina' for the Gamecocks' spring game, is still growing as a quarterback. One aspect of his game he continue to perfect is the timing on his go-routes, which Mattox admits is his most difficult pass to complete.

But he's getting there.

"My timing probably still needs some work," Mattox said. "Usually, I'll let him (the receiver) got 50 yards before I let it go, I probably need to start letting go a little quicker than that."

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