UK to Host JUCO Receiver this Weekend

Kentucky appears to be preparing to go the junior college route for help at wide receiver next season. One such player is Chris Matthews. Matthews plans a visit to Kentucky in the near future and is coming close to making his decision. KSR spoke with Matthews about his recruitment.

Kentucky appears to be preparing to go the junior college route for help at wide receiver next season. One such player is Chris Matthews. Matthews plans a visit to Kentucky in the near future and is coming close to making his decision. KSR spoke with Matthews about his recruitment.

With the struggles the Wildcats endured at receiver this season, Rich Brooks and offensive coordinator see a need for a receiver who may be able to impact the offense early. Chris Matthews may fill that need. "I'm an all-around player on the field," said Matthews. "I can move the chains and I can go deep or get open in the redzone," he said.

"I do want to improve on my strength and speed. I need to work on getting out of my breaks," he said. Matthews numbers were outstanding this season for Los Angeles Harbor College. "As a team, we didn't have a good season. Individually, I did good. I had 80 receptions for 1235 yards and 11 touchdowns," said Matthews.

Matthews play and numbers were definitely something to take notice of. Several schools are involved, but Matthews has four that he's focused on. "Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall and Akron are my top four," said Matthews.

With the early signing date quickly approaching for junior college players, Matthews is taking several visits. "I have a visit for Kentucky this weekend. I just came back from Akron. Soon, I'll have a trip to Louisville, on January 3rd," said Matthews.

Matthews has a few things that he's looking for to help him choose the school he attends. "I'm looking for a plan to get my degree. My education is very important to me," he said. "I want to be able to come in and play right away. As a junior college player, my time is limited," said Matthews.

So where does Kentucky fit into that equation? "(Kentucky) is good. I like them a lot. They've been showing me a lot of love," said Matthews.

Matthews is going to be careful to make the right decision with his college choice and he's going to use the advice that his grandmother gave him to help decide.

"My grandma says you have to go where you're loved," Matthews said.

Chris Matthews is a three-star player according to Scout.com.


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