As a Recruit
Jacoby Mathews is a two-sport star at Ponchatoula High School. Not only does Mathews excel in football, he is also one of the school’s top basketball players. During his sophomore season, he averaged 12.5 points a game, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Mathews played both ways throughout his high school football career, even playing quarterback and receiver. Mathews plans on majoring in mass communications in college. His parents are Lawrence Mathews III and Takisha Johnson. His siblings are Brandon, Taliyah, Christian and Lauren. Mathews lists eating, sleeping and hanging with his friends as his hobbies.
Reminds Us Of
Xavier McKinney was a highly instinctive safety who showed outstanding recognition skills and play speed while leading his high school team to deep playoff runs as a prospect in the 2017 cycle. The same can be said for Jacoby Mathews. Both share similar size (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) and athleticism at the same stage, while Mathews has longer arms. Both McKinney and Mathews also played offense at times during their high school careers. McKinney played receiver for Roswell (Ga.) High, while Mathews saw time at quarterback and receiver at Ponchatoula (La.) High.