Mathews Living up to the Hype

One of the gems of BYU's 2007 recruiting class is Beaverton, Oregon wide receiver Marcus Mathews. caught up with the 4-star recruit from Southridge High School to see how his season is going. So far, the 6-foot-4 Mathews is attracting a lot of attention from opposing defenses and from his quarterback.

"We are 2-0 right now," Marcus Mathews said. "We were ranked #5 but we beat the #2 team last week, so we should move up, and we play the #3 team this week."

In his first two games, Mathews had 9 catches for 100 yards, and 1 interception.

"I'm playing wide receiver and safety," Mathews said. "I'm seeing a lot of coverages that are trying bracket me with a man on me and a man over the top. So that's been tough to get open."

When asked about his thoughts about BYU, Mathews' voiced raised with excitement.

"Well, I saw the whole first game against Arizona," Mathews said. "I liked the way we played. It was disappointing to lose that game. We did a lot of good things. I couldn't find the game against Tulsa on TV but I was glad we won."

Mathews said that Coach Lamb keeps in regular contact with him and is expecting him to take his official visit to Provo in January. Mathews will also be in Provo when BYU hosts Utah State.

"I'm coming with my whole family." Mathews said. "I'm really looking forward to that. Now that I've committed to BYU, it's an unreal experience just watching them play knowing that I'll be apart of that next year. When I was watching the Arizona game, I had such an adrenalin rush. It was so exciting. Its different than just watching a normal game."

Marcus said that he still gets letters, text messages and phone calls from other coaches, such as Oklahoma State, but he tells all the coaches that he is fully committed to BYU.


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