Q & A With Florida's Austin Matthews

Orange Park's Austin Matthews will be bringing his talents to Evanston. Find out why Matthews picked Northwestern and much more.

Why did you pick Northwestern University?

"The future of the team is headed in the right direction and the city of Chicago."

Who is recruiting you from Northwestern?

"Pat Fitzgerald."

What are your goals going to be as s true freshman?

"I want to start but if I don't, I want to go in and get my feet wet and be ready to contribute when called on."

Is there someone in your life that you consider to be an inspiration or role model?

"My father because of his work ethic."

Who is your favorite college or professional football player?

"Tony Boselli."

What did you like the most about the recruiting process?

"I enjoyed meeting all the coaches. They all presented themselves with class. I also enjoyed meeting all the players."

What did you like the least about the recruiting process?

"I really can't think of any negatives."

What advice would you give an underclassman that will be going through the recruiting process next year?

"Make sure to ask as many questions as possible and get to know the players and coaches."

What was your most memorable high school football experience?

"When we played (8-1) Fletcher this year, they came in as a big favorite and we almost beat them. We lost 35-28 but nobody thought we'd come that close."

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