Mattheus Carroll: Top 10 Schools

Gilman High School Defensive End Mattheus Carroll made a huge announcement this past week. As this 3-star Defensive End, as ranked by Rivals.com, revealed his Top 10 Schools he is considering committing to. This announcement showcases how Carroll is taking major steps in his recruitment process as he is narrowing down his offer choices. It […]

Gilman High School Defensive End Mattheus Carroll made a huge announcement this past week. As this 3-star Defensive End, as ranked by Rivals.com, revealed his Top 10 Schools he is considering committing to. This announcement showcases how Carroll is taking major steps in his recruitment process as he is narrowing down his offer choices. It will now be interesting to see how this list is shortened as we move forward, but he ahs many schools hoping to acquire his services. This article is going to present the 10 schools Mattheus Carroll has identified as possible destinations. While depicting him as a player and he will bring to these programs.

            Mattheus Carroll has a variety of schools in his Top 10, that provide him a litany of opportunities. His Top 10 school include Temple, Maryland, Louisville, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Duke, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech. This list showcases how Carroll has schools that will keep him closer to the DMV such as Maryland and Virginia Tech. While also displaying schools that could offer new surroundings like West Virginia, Duke, and South Carolina. Having this variety of schools gives him a lot of factors to consider when ultimately making his decision. These schools also have good pipelines for producing great players at the position he plays. From South Carolina putting guys like Jadeveon Clowney in the NFL. To even Maryland and West Virginia sending players like Yannick Ngakoue and Bruce Irvin to the league. This means Carroll has schools that also could help his football career because they have cultivated great players at his same position. This a very solid list of college programs that each present a quality choice to play for.

            Now as for what one of these schools will ultimately be getting in Carroll as a player. One of these programs will be adding a real impact talent to their defense line to cultivate and mold for several years. As Carroll at 6’5” around 220 lbs. is a long and lean edge presence to add to a defensive line. Carroll’ skillset includes his great speed and get off when rushing. He gets great jumps off the snaps and uses his quickness to fly off the edge and create havoc in the backfield. Carroll displays good bend around the edge able to elude blockers to get into the backfield. Giving him the ability to use leverage to his advantage in this situation. He does have strength to bulrush but is much more effective as a speed rusher. Carroll is also solid in run defense as well, setting the edge and rarely losing contain. Plus, with his speed and athleticism this allows him to operate in the open field without complications. Chasing down screens and showing good effort in pursuit to chase downplays in the open field. Carroll as he continues to grow as a player will only refine his technical skills further. Using his hands even more than he does now, coupling this with his speed and bend off the edge to create a pass rushing specialist.

            Mattheus Carroll as a player has the physical build, tools, and mindset to be a great defensive end. Now that he has narrowed down his schools to 10 and continues his recruiting journey time will tell has it advances. This young defensive prospect is one to watch this coming season. A player with talent that is still to be fully realized and with the right situation could become an instant impact player for a college program.

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