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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Cliff Matthews

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School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
South CarolinaCOMMITTED (10/11/2006)Offered01/19/2007David Reaves
AlabamaNoneOfferedNoneDavid Turner
ClemsonNoneOfferedNoneDabo Swinney
Florida St.NoneOfferedNone
GeorgiaNoneOffered10/06/2006Jon Fabris
Virginia TechNoneOfferedNoneCharley Wiles

Scouting Report on Cliff Matthews

by JC Shurburtt - 06/19/2006
Huge upside. Has a very quick first step, which makes him dangerous in pass-rushing situations. Has a tall, lean frame with which he will be able to easily add weight. A good all-around athlete who is also a standout basketball player, he likely will need a year or two to develop and get stronger before approaching his full potential at the collegiate level.

Latest News

Reaves a rising star in recruiting world02/13/2007 GamecockCentral.com

Named on Monday to the Rivals.com Top 25 Recruiters list for the second straight year, South Carolina recruiting coordinator David Reaves is responsible for organizing and compiling the best recruiting class in USC history. In today's report, we'll break down his work on the recruiting trail and take a look at the prospects he signed.

Inside look at the 2007 recruiting class02/12/2007GamecockCentral.com
SEC Signing Day dream team02/08/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: SEC02/07/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
USC Signee Video and Capsules02/07/2007GamecockCentral.com
Matthews shows off hoops skills for Spurrier01/25/2007GamecockCentral.com
Remember the Gamecocks01/23/2007GamecockCentral.com
Matthews loved what he found in Columbia01/21/2007GamecockCentral.com
National Official Visit Weekend Preview01/19/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video feature: Future Gamecocks shine01/08/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
O-D All-American Bowl Top 10: East01/08/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Newton leads East to win in O-D Bowl01/05/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
O-D All-American Bowl position breakdown01/04/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Offense-Defense Tuesday Hot 11: East01/03/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Offense-Defense Tuesday Hot 11: West01/03/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
O-D East Notebook: Dunlap dominates01/02/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Inside look: East's skill stars01/02/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
O-D East notebook: Lots of Monday action01/01/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Offense-Defense Sunday Hot 11: East01/01/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video feature: S.C. commits rock the Shrine Bowl12/19/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Matthews happy about MVP award12/18/2006GamecockCentral.com
North Carolina wins Shrine Bowl12/16/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video Feature: Matthews keeps hustling12/15/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
South Carolina slows it down12/14/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Matthews enjoying Shrine Bowl12/13/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Shrine Bowl: Wednesday S.C. impressions12/13/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Who's got the look?12/12/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Shurburtt: Tuesday Shrine Bowl report12/12/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Shrine Bowl: Monday S.C. impressions12/11/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Plenty of talent on S.C. Shrine Bowl team12/10/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Rivals100 DE Matthews to play in All-American Bowl11/27/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Matthews to spend New Year's in Florida10/17/2006GamecockCentral.com
Video feature: Matthews seizes big opportunity10/13/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Matthews makes it happen10/13/2006Rivals.com
HUGE commitment10/12/2006GamecockCentral.com
Matthews returns from Athens10/10/2006GamecockCentral.com
Matthews enjoyed his visit to Georgia10/09/2006UGASports.com
Rivals100 DE is excited about first official visit10/03/2006UGASports.com
Recruiting Race09/27/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Matthews three visits away from decision09/24/2006TigerIllustrated.com
Matthews enjoyed game day experience at USC09/14/2006GamecockCentral.com
Four Star DE Gets First Basketball Offer09/13/2006SCVarsity.com
Recruiting Race09/07/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Video: Matthews works hard on practice field09/07/2006UGASports.com
UGASports.com Recruiting Superlatives09/05/2006UGASports.com
Matthews' visit to Athens was electrifying09/03/2006UGASports.com
Video: Cliff Matthews puts the heat on08/28/2006Rivals.com
Matthews changes course08/14/2006GamecockCentral.com
Matthews takes in USC practice08/07/2006GamecockCentral.com
Rivals100 DE sets decision date08/03/2006UGASports.com
August 17 For Matthews08/02/2006TigerIllustrated.com
UGA has stockpiled DE talent08/01/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Matthews spends day at USC07/19/2006GamecockCentral.com
Matthews set to visit USC07/18/2006GamecockCentral.com
Matthews dominated the UGA Camp07/10/2006UGASports.com
UGA Camp Recruiting Notebook07/09/2006UGASports.com
UGA Camp: Session one notebook07/07/2006UGASports.com
Tigerillustrated.com's Ten Most Wanted07/06/2006TigerIllustrated.com
Exclusive Video: Gainesville NIKE Camp07/05/2006UGASports.com
South Carolina strong at the top07/03/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Palmetto State DE is down to three07/01/2006UGASports.com
Four-star Matthews getting closer to decision06/15/2006GamecockCentral.com
New Rivals100 goes against traditional trends06/06/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Palmetto State DE visits Athens06/04/2006UGASports.com
Gainesville NIKE Camp MVP is...05/31/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gainesville NIKE Camp MVP is...05/30/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Gainesville NIKE Camp Hot 1105/30/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Matthews looking to play two sports05/26/2006InsidetheGators.com
Gainesville NIKE Camp: Position-by-position review05/25/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Gainesville NIKE Camp: In the Trenches05/24/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Video: Post NIKE Camp update on SC DE05/23/2006UGASports.com
UA offers Palmetto DL05/22/2006TideSports.com
Gainesville NIKE Camp notebook05/22/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
UGA Targets Shine in Gainesville05/20/2006UGASports.com
Gainesville NIKE Camp preview05/19/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Bowden, Swinney drop in on Matthews Thursday05/11/2006TigerIllustrated.com
Matthews busy on the track04/28/2006GamecockCentral.com
Busy Spring Break for blue chip defensive end04/11/2006SCVarsity.com
Matthews loves USC visit04/11/2006GamecockCentral.com
Matthews leaves Athens with offer in hand03/25/2006UGASports.com
Video: Cliff Matthews quick clip03/21/2006Rivals.com
Matthews enjoyed USC visit03/21/2006GamecockCentral.com
Junior to Watch Blog: 3/1603/16/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Cheraw's Matthews Gets Two More SEC Offers02/24/2006SCVarsity.com
Cliff Matthews Photo Feature02/23/2006UGASports.com
South Carolina DE has a top 402/23/2006UGASports.com
On the Road Again02/21/2006UGASports.com
Tarheels In On Action With Cheraw DE02/14/2006SCVarsity.com
Matthews has offer from Carolina02/03/2006GamecockCentral.com
Clemson leading for in-state junior defensive end01/24/2006TigerIllustrated.com
AMP Young Gun: Cliff Matthews12/05/2005Rivals.com Football Recruiting

Stats

Defense
Year TckSckIntFR
2005 (Jr.)66724