Matthews' three favorites are Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Oregon, but he said he also likes USC, Tennessee and Arizona State. "I'd like to commit early," Matthews said. "I definitely want to commit before the season begins."
He just recently visited Georgia Tech and has been to all three of his favorites already. "Georgia Tech has really good academics," Matthews said. "They are a prestigious program and they have a great defense. I like that they blitz a lot. I was there about two weeks ago and really liked it. The campus is great and I used to live in Atlanta for a bit as well. I like it because the school is right in the middle of the city and that's different from most colleges.
"I also love the tradition at Notre Dame and I think the facilities at Oregon are amazing. They are also in a pretty nice area and I like the outdoors and they have a lot of good fishing and stuff to do there.
"I want to play for a prestigious program that goes to bowl games consistently," Matthews said. "I want to see what the relationship is like between the coaches and players. I think that is important."
He reports a 3.2 GPA and a 21 ACT.