"I came to Blair Academy from Nigeria after working with Coach Gnall for two years to create the opportunity. It all started with what many would refer to as a pipe dream. I knew I wanted to study and play soccer in the US, but I didn’t have the means to make my dream a reality. Coach Gnall believed in me and helped me navigate every aspect of a complicated process. Once I arrived in the US, the process started all over as we worked to create an opportunity to continue my career in college. With Coach Gnall’s guidance and support, I’m thrilled to see my dream come to fruition. It’s with great honor and pride that I received my acceptance to Yale University!"
-Yale University Class of 2022
“I started working with Matt Gnall summer going into my Junior Year. I was interested in playing D1 soccer but didn’t really understand the best way to go about it. Coach Gnall helped me get set up with a new club, Black Rock FC, which gave me the best platform to be seen by many D1 programs. He was able to utilize his strong network to help me get in contact with Brian Gill, the Head Coach of the University of Pennsylvania, and from there he expertly guided me through every stage of the process- initial interest, offer of support, likely letter, and then official acceptance. The process would have been far more uncertain without him, and his support was essential in creating this opportunity. I’m very grateful for all that he did for me.”
-University of Pennsylvania Class of 2023
"Coach Gnall's incredible personal commitment to our family and connection with our son have made all the difference in this process . Saying he went above and beyond for us is an understatement. His attention to detail throughout our work together was extraordinary. Not only does he possess an intimate understanding of the college recruiting “game” but he maintains a vast network of relationships with college coaches that few can boast. I know firsthand that this level of service and attention are the exception in the realm of college counseling. Our son is off to Hobart William Smith College in the fall, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome and support of AAG.
-Parent, Hobart William Smith Class of 2022
"Coach Gnall was a crucial influence as I went through the process of transferring and reclassifying as a repeat junior. He provided clarity, support, and sound guidance when I was unsure about next steps and how to best position myself for a successful outcome. With Coach Gnall's advocacy, I was offered several excellent opportunities and was able to make a confident and informed decision to attend a terrific school. If it weren't for Coach Gnall, I would certainly not be where I am today-thank you for all that you have done for me."
-Taft School Class of 2018
"Matt Gnall was an essential part of the prep school analysis, application and evaluation process for us. His scholastic and athletic assessment of our son and in-depth knowledge of the Northeastern Prep Schools helped guide us and helped pick the right school for our son. Because of Matt's personal connections he was able to directly contact both coaches and admissions on our son's behalf. His commitment to our family in this process was invaluable. We strongly recommend Matt to anyone looking to send their child to private school."
-Parent, Berkshire School Class of 2020
"I was a junior in high school when I first met Coach Gnall and I was at the time being recruited by several top programs including Cornell, St. Lawrence, and Amherst College. When I attended the University of New England (UNE) on an official visit, I was looking for a program and coach that would provide me with an opportunity to play soccer at the highest level while still balancing a rigorous academic course load as a pre-medical student. From the moment I committed to UNE, Coach Gnall became one of the most influential people to ever enter my life and he quickly turned my dreams of professional soccer and a medical career into realities.
I was recently named First-Team Academic All-American, awarded my university’s highest academic award at graduation, and was accepted to several top medical schools, while having to make a choice between medicine and professional soccer career. Coach Gnall not only made my dreams a reality, but he instilled the skills necessary to succeed at the next level in any pursuit I would have chosen. My choice to play under him was one of the best decisions I have made until this point in my life."
-A. McParland Brockville, Ontario
"Coach Gnall served as the catalyst in my recruitment process. He was able to help me make a number of meaningful introductions and advised me on my communication with coaches. Coach Gnall was very familiar with the nuances of the recruitment process and guided me through every step. With his help we were able to create a highlight video that generated interest in my candidacy. He also helped me create a resume that not only highlighted my athletic achievements but my work in the classroom as well. He personally provided me with the transportation for an important interview at my early decision school and was there every step of the way. There is no doubt in my mind that without him I would not have been admitted early decision to a NESCAC school. I owe him everything for his support throughout the process and for making this opportunity in my life possible."
-Trinity (CT) Class of 2018
"Coach Gnall was instrumental in my success during this process. His encouragement, support and guidance helped me attract the attention of top college coaches and ensured that I was recruited by an elite program. Through our work together I now will have the opportunity to continue my career at the collegiate level."
-Haverford Class of 2020