Florida Receiver has Pair of U-M's High on List

With former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards being taken with the No. 3 pick in the recent NFL Draft, the Wolverines should appear quite attractive to top receiver prospects across the nation. One such recruit from Florida has Michigan high on his list of favorites. <br>

When asked how many offers he has received, wide receiver Greg Matthews of Immokalee, Fla., High School responded, "Quite a lot." The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Matthews lists one U-M as his favorite, and another high on his list. "Miami is my top school right now," he said. "Then I like Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State and Florida." He said all his favorites have offered and that Michigan wide receivers coach Erik Campbell is recruiting him for the Wolverines.

Matthews, ranked the No. 91 receiver in the country by Jim S., is planning a summer trip to the Midwest to check out some schools, one with which he is quite familiar. "I'm going to camp at Michigan, Ohio State and Louisville," he said. "My grandma used to teach at Ohio State and she is flying me up there to check out those schools. I'll probably spend a day at each." He said he will also camp at Florida, Florida State and Miami.

With the connection to Ohio State, Matthews said he grew up watching the Michigan-Ohio State battles. "Next to Florida-Florida State it's my favorite rivalry," he said.

Matthews said the all the schools are recruiting him at the wide receiver position, which he said is somewhat odd given that up until his sophomore year he had never played the position. "I played cornerback and safety until then," he said. "I'm not sure what I want to play in college. My coach said he is going to play me more on defense this year so maybe schools will take a look at me there."

Will any of the out-of-state schools be able to lure the talented prospect away from the Florida schools? "I don't know. My parents would like me to stay close to home so they could come to my games," he said. "It doesn't really matter to me. I do want to take a look at other schools, and if it is better for me that I go to one of the schools not in Florida then I'll do that."

Matthews is hoping to get his decision out of the way before the season begins. "I don't want the distraction of recruiting during football," he said. "I just want to play. If I do decide early I may still take a couple of official visits just to make sure." He reports a 2.8 grade-point-average and a score of 780 on the SAT. "I took it (the SAT) in December and the ACT on April 9," he said. "I'll take the SAT again in June." He said that physical education and mathematics are two majors he is interested in pursuing in college.

It's been a busy spring for Matthews. "I've went to the Junior Day at UCF, the Nike Camp in Miami, and the Scout Camp in Jacksonville," he said. "I'm going to the Nike Camp in Tallahassee this weekend." He said he ran a 4.65 at the Nike Camp at Miami, and a 4.67 at the Scout Camp. "I'm working with a speed coach to improve on that," he said.

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