Jody Demling

Kansas lands 4-star JUCO running back Octavius Matthews

Shocking twist as Kansas adds 4-star JUCO running back Octavius Matthews.

Once considered a lock for Auburn, Kansas football has just announced the signing of explosive four-star JUCO running back Octavius Matthews.

From Scout: "Matthews is a well-rounded and complete running back. He has the ability to make great cuts in tight spaces and dodge in and out of traffic while maintaining top speed. He can be a home-run hitter, but fans will enjoy watching him duck and dodge to pick up extra yardage, tough yardage. He is also an excellent pass receiver. There are not ever too many blocking highlights on a running back's reel, but he has the size and build to stay in and protect his quarterback, which is key in today's zone-read game. Just a whole lot of fun to watch. He should be an immediate contributor on the next level. If he does not start he should be a third down option right away. Top Stories