Size: Standing 6-foot-2, 225-pounds, Matthews has adequate size to be an effective tight end. Though he may not be as tall as many other tight ends on the Division I level, he could still be an asset. Also, he is still in high school and likely has more growing to do.
Speed: Not sure what his official 40-yard time is, but his game speed is second to none. In at least two of the games previewed, he pulled away from the secondary on at least two different occasions. In the playoff game against Pearland, he scored on touchdown catches of 39 and 44 yards. Enough said.
Hands: Just to follow up what on the previous comment, but yes, he has good hands. Though he did not get the ball thrown to him much (13 rec/339 yards/7 TDs), he was money when the ball came his way.
Agility: He runs great routes and finds way to make himself open. After the catches, he can evade tacklers to gain more yards. On the blocking end, he moves well in space and puts himself in the position to make the blocks. And yes, he does finish them.
Overall: I knew whatever team landed Matthews was getting a prized recruit and a steal. He has the great pass/run-blocking combination, which will help him to excel on the college level.
Ahmard Vital is the Recruiting Analyst for the Scout.com Texas High School site TexasPrepInsider.