Texas A&M

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Jake Matthews

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Texas A&MCOMMITTED (07/28/2009)Offered12/11/2009Van Malone
Oklahoma St.NoneOfferedNone
TexasNoneOfferedNoneOscar Giles, Mac McWhorter
Texas TechNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Jake Matthews

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/25/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Foot QuicknessBlue Chip
On the Hoof: He is a legit 6-foot-5, 280 pounds and looks very lean with a frame that can hold at least another 25 pounds. Matthews has long arms and a very good powerbase.
Needs Improvement: Matthews still needs to improve his pass blocking, because he played quarterback as a freshman before moving to center as a sophomore. He will need to add some upper body weight and strength.
Most Impressive: He is very athletic and has the size and athleticism to play all five offensive line positions. Matthews also excels as a drive blocker using good pad level, flexible knees and hips to explode out of his stance.
Conclusion: He has the pedigree and superior physical tools to actually contribute along the offensive line as a freshman. He will be plugged into whatever position is weakest when he arrives on campus initially, increasing the potential for early playing time. He could end up being a three-year starter that plays multiple positions in his college career.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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