WR Greg Mathews Still High on UM's, adds Buckeyes

After spending nearly a week in Ann Arbor for the Michigan camp, wide receiver Greg Mathews of Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla., took an unofficial visit to Ohio State. He came away from the visit impressed, but still lists Michigan and Miami on top. Mathews talks to GoBlueWolverine about the U-M camp, his OSU visit, and whether he will stay close to home to play.

"I spent four days at the Michigan camp, from the 19th through the 23rd," wide receiver Greg Mathews of Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla., said. "It was real good. There were a couple good receivers there and five defensive backs that were real good. The quarterback from Texas was unbelievable. I didn't think a ball could be thrown that hard at the high school level. I got there a little early one day and Coach Campbell took me on a tour of the campus; I also got to talk to Coach Carr."

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Mathews lists a top six of Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, North Carolina State, LSU, and Ohio State. The Buckeyes are a new addition to the top list. "After the Michigan camp I went to Ohio State for an unofficial visit," he said. "I was really impressed with the campus and Coach Tressell is a real cool coach. I like that he preaches a lot of hard work. My mom is a big fan of his. I got to meet the head coach of the (Cincinnati) Bengals, and wide receiver Chris Carter. I also met Ted Ginn, who is a cousin of mine. I didn't know that before; my mom told me."

Mathews, originally from Los Angeles, moved to Florida with his family in the fifth grade. He has also camped at Miami, and said he will possibly camp at Central Florida and Southern Florida. "I may camp at North Carolina State if they haven't already had theirs," he said. "The Miami camp went well too. I got to talk to Coach Coker and meet a lot of the players. They have a lot of competition down there."

Decision time for the talented wideout may come sooner rather than later. "I'd like to decide before the season starts," he said. "I don't think I want to stay in-state, but if I do it will probably be Miami. Michigan was cool though. They seemed to show a lot more love, and everyone was cool. If I don't decide before the season I'll wait until after. I really don't want to mess with any of this during the season."

Mathews reports a 2.8 grade-point-average along with a 780 on the SAT (old version - taken in December), and a 15 on the ACT. He said he would like to major in physical education.

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