LB looking at three

South Fort Myers linebacker Linebacker D'Ronzjiah Mathews is eye balling three college football programs at this time.

D'Ronzjiah Mathews is one of the top defensive prospects in the 2013 class from southwest Florida. Mathews, now 6-foot-1, 220-pounds, plays middle linebacker and running back for South Fort Myers High School. He's having a terrific senior campaign, leading his team to the playoffs.

"He is our star," said Grant Readhead, South Fort Myers coach. "D'Ronzjiah is definitely a big time linebacker. He's bigger this year. He's faster this year. And he's having an even better season than last year."

Last season as a junior Mathews recorded 90 plus tackles. This season he already has 126.

"He's averaging about three more per game," Readhead said. "By far, he's clearly our best player on defense. And he has played running back this year and gives us a lot of power at that position."

It was thought for much of the spring and summer that Mathews would end up committing to South Florida. But that never materialized. In fact, the Bulls are no longer in the mix, according to Readhead.

"Right now it's Marshall, Florida and Miami," Readhead said. "I know he will tackle recruiting and set up all his official visits after the year. I know he wants to make his visits before he makes his decision."

Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext. He's currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.
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