May 22, 2006

UA offers Palmetto DL

Cheraw, S.C., defensive lineman Cliff Matthews is one of the most sought after prospects in the Palmetto state and Monday morning his list of offers grew to 12 when Alabama jumped into the mix for his signature.

"This morning an Alabama coach called my head coach and told him they were offering me. I was pretty excited because Alabama is a good school. Then tonight Coach (David) Turner called and we had a good talk," Matthews said. "Coach Turner told me about the school history and about the national championships they have won. He said they were adding on to the stadium and building a whole lot of new stuff and he wanted me to come and see it for myself. I told him I would this summer.

"I'm excited about the Alabama offer. They are a good school and they always have a strong defense. I hadn't thought about them a lot until the offer but they are one of my favorites."

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