Florida gets 4-star TE on campus over weekend
The Florida Gators are looking to add a tight end in the class of 2024, and Hiram’s (Georgia) Walter Matthews is a name that’s high on Florida’s board.
On3’s Gators Online and Swamp247 reported that Matthews will be on campus this weekend, and this trip could have a major impact on his recruitment.
Former tight ends coach William Peagler was Matthews’ main point of contact until he left to be a part of the Arizona Cardinals staff. Florida’s new tight ends coach, Russ Callaway, has taken over where Peagler left off, but this will be a chance for the two to meet in person.
Official visits are coming up, and the hope is that both sides can figure out the right date to get him back in Gainesville for an extended stay.
The On3 recruiting prediction machine favors Florida but only gives the Gators 17.4% odds to land Matthews. Ohio State is close behind with 15.2% odds and Michigan (13.0%) and USC (10.9%) also trail closely.
Matthews is a consensus four-star talent, according to the four major recruiting services. He’s ranked as high as 87th overall in the class of 2024 by 247Sports and is No. 105 on the On3 industry ranking, which uses a weighted average of all four services.
The industry ranking also has him at No. 8 among tight ends in his class and No. 17 among recruits from the state of Georgia.
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