Harbor's Matthews talks recruiting

One of the more physically dominant wideouts in the JC ranks this year has been L.A. Harbor's Chris Matthews (6-5, 215). The gifted wideout has put up huge numbers so far this season and he's getting close to setting up a visit with one of the three schools that have offered him.

"We haven't had that great of a season, but I've had a pretty good one individually," Matthews told JCFootball.com recently. "I have 64 catches and after this past game I went over 1,000 yards and I have seven touchdowns, but we haven't been able to win and I'd sacrifice some of my stats for wins if I could."

Matthews is a relatively quiet young man who uses his size and underrated 4.5 speed to create matchup problems for defenses.

"I love being physical and making plays," Matthews said. "I played tight end in high school, so I'm used to being more physical than a lot of receivers are used to and that gives me an advantage on the DBs that try to cover me."

On the recruiting front, Matthews has hauled in three offers -- New Mexico, Akron and Marshall -- and more could be on the way.

"Arizona, Kansas and Tennessee have all been calling and talking to me," Matthews said. "Oregon and UCLA have also said they like me a lot, but none of them have offered yet, so I'm really just focused on the schools that have offered right now.

"New Mexico is a school I really like. They have a good program thereand I could go in there and help them right away. I haven't set up a visit with them yet, but I'm going to do that real soon. I'm thinking it will probably be the first week of December, but I have to talk to the coaches there to make sure that date works out for them too."

Matthews is still on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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