Sac City CB Matt Andrews Lands Offers

The bloodlines for Sacramento (Calif.) City College cornerback Matt Andrews (6-2, 187) are pretty impressive. NFL all-pro's Ronde and Tiki Barber are cousins, as is former Heisman Trophy runner-up Brad Banks. Now Andrews hopes to follow their steps and play at the Division 1 level.

A non-qualifier out of high school, when he prepped at Boynton Beach (Fla.) High, Andrews had offers from Syracuse, Georgia, Baylor and Central Florida.  But personal reasons kept him from playing D-I ball right away.

Instead, he went West and ended up at Sacramento CC, where he has spent the past two seasons patrolling the secondary for the Panthers.

"I've gotten offers from Central Florida and San Diego State right now, but I'm really wanting to go to Florida.  That's my team.  My nickname is Gator.  Urban Meyer sent me letters when he was at Utah, and I'm hoping to touch base with him again so I can play there," said Andrews.

Wyoming also offered Andrews earlier this week and he will take an official visit to Laramie on January 18th.

"I'm probably leaning towards Wyoming," said Andrews.  "They've offered me as a free safety."

Getting his A.A. in December, Andrews said should the best school offer him a scholarship this winter, he'd sign and enroll for the spring.  If not, he's content to wait until the fall.

"I'm thinking of saving my trips until spring.  But if the right offer comes, I'd be on that bird," said Andrews.

The other trip that he's set up is to Central Florida in early January.

Other schools that Andrews is hearing from is San Diego State, Oregon State, Idaho, Nevada, Ohio and Cincinnati and the Bearcats are a school that he's strongly considering.

For now, though, the Cowboys and Gators are atop his list.

An all-conference selection in 2005 as a cornerback and the team's Comeback Player of the Year, Andrews finished his sophomore campaign with  52 tackles, 16 pass break ups, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.  As a freshman, he tallied 787 in kick return yards and 260 in punt returns.

"I'm going to return kicks in college, punts and kickoffs.  I play cornerback but I could play safety," said Andrews.

A gifted athlete, Andrews has recorded a 40-inch vertical and clocked a 4.37 forty time.


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