March 25, 2013

Matthews moving forward

Things have definitely been moving in a positive direction for Olive Branch, Miss., defensive end Chris Matthews during his junior year.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder did not start for the Conquistadors until the latter half of the season due to a knee injury but finished up with 17 tackles in the final two games. That success has translated into one Southeastern Conference offer has several other programs taking a strong look.

Matthews stated that Auburn offered him about a month ago and felt "very good" about getting his first scholarship offer from the Tigers.

Several other schools are also starting to recruit Matthews.

"Everything is going good," Matthews said. "I've got an offer from Auburn and I'm talking to Mississippi State, Iowa and I'm supposed to go to Ole Miss on (April) the 4th for their junior day."

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