Hartley's Matuska set for Notre Dame visit; decision likely coming soon

An announcement should be coming soon from Columbus Bishop Hartley junior tight end Jacob Matuska regarding where he'll play college football.

Now with 13 Division I offers, Matuska will take an official visit this weekend  to Notre Dame where he is expected to be among a group of 5-10 players who will get a more intimate look at the famous Indiana school.

On the same night Matuska helped the Hawks boys basketball team win an early-round tournament game Thursday at Dublin Scioto, he told me that he's not planning to make his verbal commitment this weekend.

Those things, of course, can change, especially since Notre Dame has been a school Matuska has been interested in for years.

Although Matuska also has offers from schools such as Nebraska, Northwestern, Cincinnati and several other BCS schools, it appears that Michigan and Notre Dame are leading the race for the 6-5, 245-pounder.

He attended Michigan's home game against Notre Dame last September.

"There's not going to be many people (at the Notre Dame visit), maybe 10," Matuska said. "I've been following them since I was young.

"I really enjoyed Michigan. It was really nice. It was only me when I went there, but I still enjoyed myself."

Matuska, who was first-team all-district and second-team all-state in Division IV last fall, is ranked 31st in Ohio by Rivals.com.  The list of schools who have offered Matuska can be found at ScoutingOhio.com.

Be sure to check back here for updates over the coming days.

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By: Jarrod Ulrey

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