Elite Louisiana defensive back Jordan Matthews can see the finish line now.
Matthews, an On300 cornerback out of Baton Rouge (La.) Woodlawn High School, will reveal his college decision on Monday, August 15 at 2 p.m. CT. He will choose from three finalists: Texas, Tennessee and Michigan.
The On3 Consensus‘ No. 15-rated cornerback in the country is coming off an unofficial visit back to Texas over the weekend. Last month, Matthews made official visits to see Tennessee, Michigan and Stanford, and in the process added an offer from Alabama.
Matthews breaks down final three
Matthews’ first trip to Knoxville left a sizeable impression on one of Louisiana’s best. The Vols were among the Baton Rouge (La.) Woodlawn blue-chipper’s first offers and have been mainstays in his recruitment ever since.
“It was definitely great for me to see for the first time,” he told On3. “It was wild. I didn’t expect that much out of Tennessee, to be honest, but they had a lasting impression on me. They’ve actually been with me for a while.”
Ron Bellamy, a Louisiana native, has been leading the Wolverines’ charge for Matthews for some time. While in Ann Arbor over the summer, Michigan checked off a lot of integral boxes for not only the elite cornerback, but his family members as well.
“It’s a little far from home, but I’m open to any school where I can accomplish my goals and get to the next level and be in the business side. Michigan is one of the ones with great brand, great athletics and great education.”
Matthews is days removed from taking in the Texas BBQ and is currently scheduled to make an official visit to Texas when the Tide rolls into town for Week 2 in September. The Longhorns have been present in Matthews’ recruitment for a good period of time behind the efforts of Terry Joseph and Steve Sarkisian.
“They’ve been loyal to me throughout my whole process. We show the love back to them and that’s why we’re gonna see them in July. It’s a great school I can accomplish hall my goals and dreams. Austin is a thriving city with other companies moving there, with Sark, Coach (Terry) Joseph and the rest of the coaching staff.”
The Longhorns are leading the pack on the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine for the 6-foot-2, 185-pound multi-sport athlete from The Boot. Texas has made significant moves within Louisiana in this 2023 cycle at the top with commitments from Five-Star Plus+ QB Arch Manning as well as New Iberia (La.) Westgate five-star safety Derek Williams. Matthews has been a top priority for the Longhorns staff under Steve Sarkisian and Terry Joseph for several months and nothing has changed in that department as a decision approaches.
Matthews is the nation’s No. 129 overall player in the class regardless of position according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is the No. 8 player in The Boot for this cycle.