Florida Receiver Plans To Check Out Ohio State

One player from the Sunshine State who is showing solid interest in Ohio State this year is receiver Greg Mathews of Edgewater High School in Orlando. He lists several impressive scholarship offers and already has his eyes on what schools he would like to visit. Click the link for an update on this prospect.

Wide Receiver Greg Mathews of Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla. appears to have selected a list of schools that will be getting his official visits.

"I have not set dates up yet but I am looking to visit Ohio State, LSU, Michigan and North Carolina State," Mathews said.

Mathews (6-4, 195, 4.6) has previously mentioned Miami (Fla.) as his leader. He feels he does not need to pay any of the local schools an official visit though.

"I am not going to visit the Florida schools officially," he said. "I can drive to see them anytime."

Mathews has some roots in the Ohio State area and was in town to check out OSU this summer.

"I have a lot of family in Ohio," Mathews said. "Columbus actually. My mother is from Columbus.

"I went to visit my family over the summer and stopped by Ohio State," Mathews said. "The visit went real good. I spent time with (WRs coach Darrell) Hazell and, Coach Tressel showed me around campus and took me to the stadium. That thing is huge."

The date Mathews is targeting for visiting OSU is September 9.

"Right now, I am looking to take an official for the Texas game," he said.

Mathews mentioned OSU running back Maurice Wells.

"There are no players from my school at Ohio State but I do know Maurice Wells," he said. "He is from nearby."

Mathews did not get a chance to attend any college games last year.

"I camped at Michigan and I have visited Florida unofficially but have not been to any games," he said. "I was invited last year but couldn't find the time."

He talked about what the factors will be in making a decision.

"I will make my decision based on academics and coaches," he said. "My position coach will be very important to this. I plan on majoring in physical education."

When will a decision come from this talented wide receiver?

"I was going to commit before the season, but now that is not going to happen," Mathews said. "I will likely commit during the season or right after."

Mathews has reported offers from, among others, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Miami (Fla.). All schools like him as a wide receiver.

"I am 6-4 195 and I will be playing corner this year and will return kicks in addition to playing receiver," he said. "Everyone is recruiting me as a receiver."

Mathews had 26 catches for 394 yards and four touchdowns in 2004.

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