Aranda Pushing for Mathews

With Florida still a primary recruiting focus for the University of Wisconsin, the Badgers have started offering some of the state's top prospects, including Tallahassee North Florida Christian junior cornerback Armunz Mathews on Wednesday.

The University of Wisconsin’s football players aren’t the only ones taking advantage of Florida during the school’s spring break.

Extremely active in the Sunshine State on Wednesday, the Wisconsin coaching staff offered a bevy of talented prospects who could immediately impact its roster, including Tallahassee North Florida Christian junior cornerback Armunz Mathews.

“My coach called me to his office, we called coach and he offered me,” Mathews told BadgerNation. “I was excited. I really like Wisconsin. I like the program and they play big time football.”

The 5-11, 180-pound Mathews had been committed to South Florida for months but backed off that decision with the increase attention and offers. Ranked a three-star prospect and the No. 106 ranked corner in the nation by, Mathews said Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has been on him for weeks now and is striving to build a strong relationship.

“I have been talking to Wisconsin for a few weeks with Coach Aranda,” said Mathews. “He’s telling me that they want me there. Our relationship is great so far. He’s a straight forward guy and seems like a great person.”

Holding over a dozen offers, including Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky and Louisville, Matthews has no top list or favorites and wants to start visiting more schools, like Wisconsin.

“Me and my dad talked about (visiting),” said Mathews, “but we haven’t set a date yet.”

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