Kentucky Lands JUCO Receiver

Kentucky landed it's 20th commitment of the 2009 class at a need position, wide receiver. KSR has learned that Chris Matthews is the newest Wildcat.

Kentucky had received a commitment from three-star JUCO receiver Chris Matthews. Matthews visited Kentucky this weekend and chose to become a Wildcat.

As a sophomore for Harbor College in Los Angeles, Matthews caught 80 balls and 1235 yards and 11 touchdowns. Matthews' 6-foot-5 frame and 4.5 (forty) speed are assets that the Wildcats can use in the receiving corps next season.

"They want me to be in the X receiver position," said Matthews. "They said I can come in and compete for the spot. I understand they can't just put somebody out there. But they want to see if I can earn the spot," he continued.

Matthews described himself last week in an interview with KSR. "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.

That's music to the ears of Wildcat followers and the coaches are excited as well. "They were very excited (when I told them). Coach Phillips was highly excited," said Matthews.

The coaching staff and the players played a big part in bringing Matthews aboard. "They players and the coaches were very straight forward. Coach Ortmeyer showed me around the school," said Matthews. "It was very nice and I loved it a lot. It's a place I could strive at."

Matthews chose to become a part of the Wildcat family on Sunday. "I feel great about (my decision). When I went out there, it felt right for me," said Matthews. "The players and coaches are a great group of people," he continued.

Still, while he's committed, there is some unfinished business for Matthews to handle. "I'm still committed to taking visits to Louisville, Memphis and Marshall," said Matthews.

Matthews is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.


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