Matlock ready for junior season

Christian County junior Dayshaun Matlock is one of the best young players in western Kentucky. Matlock has been in the shadow of star receiver Marcoreyon Tandy, but this season they are both ready to stand out.

Christian County junior Dayshaun Matlock is one of the best young players in western Kentucky. Matlock has been in the shadow of star receiver Marcoreyon Tandy, but this season they are both ready to stand out.

Christian County was state runner up two seasons ago and last year they made into the second round of the playoffs. One of their young players who stepped up was Dayshaun Matlock. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior played outside linebacker for the Colonels last season and did a pretty good job.

"I think I played very good last season," said Matlock. "I could have done better though. I had 63 tackles last season," he continued. "I want to work on pass drops and getting into the flats," he said.

Matlock's strength is one that you need in all defensive players. "The main thing is tackling and stopping people," he said. "I think tackling is my strength. I'm good at containing to the outside too," he continued.

Dayshaun took in camps at two in-state programs this summer. "I went to camp at Kentucky and Murray State. I didn't really get much feedback from either one. I ran a 4.5 (forty) at Kentucky. I strained my groin at Murray, but I still ran a 4.72," he said.

Despite only attending those two camps and being relatively unknown as a sophomore, Matlock has heard from several schools. "I've talked to Middle Tennessee State, Kentucky, Murray State, Arkansas State and Western Kentucky," he continued.

Matlock will focus on recruiting later, however and he will continue to prepare for this upcoming season. "Our goal is that our team play as one," he said. "I think if we play as one, we can win a state championship," he continued.

Tandy Still picking up offers

Marcoreyon "Bubba" Tandy, Matlock's teammate at Christian County already held offers from Arkansas State, Murray State, Miami University, Ohio and Western Kentucky. Now Tandy's hearing from another school.

"I got a new offer from Middle Tennessee State," said Tandy.


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