Orlando WR Has UM as Clear Favorite

No other program in the state has produced more talent than Orlando's Edgewater High School over the last few years. College coaches made their rounds this season to check out wide receiver Greg Mathews, among others.

At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Mathews is coming off an impressive junior season for the Eagles. He finished the season with 26 receptions for 394 yards and four touchdowns.

"I've been playing since I was seven years old," Mathews said. "During that time, I've played a little bit of everything. I'm just a football player and I feel like I have the ability to make plays."

The talented wideout, who carries a 2.8 GPA and a 780 SAT score currently, believes he has two attributes that separate him from the rest of the pack at that position.

"My height gives me an advantage over most defensive backs and I have the ability to adjust to the ball when it's in the air," he said.

Mathews, who had two catches for 45 yards in a spring game victory over Winter Park participated in the Canes' summer camp.

"It went really good," he said. "The facilities there are really nice. I went there once before but it was real quick, for a combine. But at the camp I interacted with the coaches, checking out the dorms, and all that good stuff."

Mathews said he's spent time with both his position coach (Curtis Johnson) and his area's recruiting coach (Don Soldinger).

"Coach CJ is great," he said. "He's a real cool guy. There's no slacking with him. He's on us hard. You can tell he's a good coach and has been around some good players over the years."

Mathews claims written scholarship offers from major college programs from across the country.

"Miami is definitely No. 1 right now on my list," he said. "I like everything about them. After Miami comes Michigan, Oklahoma, NC State, and some others. But Miami has the edge. All four of those schools have sent me (an offer)."

The Edgewater standout spoke about what draws him to UM.

"They put guys into the draft and that's a big thing," he said. "Plus, they have good coaches, they win here, and they probably have the No. 1 conditioning program out of anyone."

At least two players have caught the attention of Mathews at the camp.

"Jarred Fayson is real fast and he looked good," he said. "Brandon Heath came out at defensive back and he looked real good. There was a lot of talent out there."

Scout.com combine: 6-2, 192, 4.85/40, 4.68/shuttle, 28/vj, 8-2/bj

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