2017 ATH gets SEC offers

D.J. Matthews was turning heads at the IMG 7on7 Southeast Regional last month, and he's only a freshman. The 2017 athlete of Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast has now picked up his first two offers, and they're big ones.

South Carolina was the first to offer D.J. Matthews on Monday, and then LSU followed right behind with an offer on Tuesday.

"I'm very excited because I got them back-to-back, in two days, and they're from SEC schools, and that's a big accomplishment for me," Matthews said.

Matthews has been expecting a big spring, but the 2017 wide receiver and defensive back couldn't believe he started his recruitment off with an offer from the Gamecocks.

"I talked to Steve Spurrier. (He said) they have an offer for me and to keep my grades up, stay out of trouble," Matthews said.

"He told me he likes how I attack the ball and make big plays."

"It was awesome. I was stunned."

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound athlete likes what he sees from South Carolina.

"I like the program, it's a good defense, and the offense is cool," he said.

Tuesday, the Jacksonville standout spoke with LSU receivers coach Adam Henry who extended him his second offer.

"He said he's been looking at me and he's happy to offer me," Matthews said.

"I just love LSU's style of play. It's quick, fast, they get after it."

Matthews is a name to watch this spring as many schools are likely to offer him. Florida State has shown plenty of interest and could be next on his offer list.

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