Four-star cornerback Jordan Matthews commits to Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee - Four-star cornerback Jordan Matthews is the Tennessee Volunteers' newest defensive player after knocking back some serious Big 12 and Big 10 offers.
The Volunteers' weekend celebration continued on Monday when the football program landed its second cornerback, Jordan Matthews, after a pledge from three-star cornerback Rickey Gibson on Sunday.
"Coach Martinez the DB coach, he's been great to me for all these months," he said about his relationship with Tennessee's position coach. "I feel like he's a great developer and he can develop me at that next level."
Like many elite high school players, Matthews is a two-sport athlete at Woodlawn High School out of Louisiana.
On the track, the 6-foot-1 sprinter earned a silver medal in the 200-meter Louisiana 5A state championships with a time of 21.29. He also recorded a personal best of 10.66 in the 100-meter last season.
The Volunteers can look for Matthews to use his quick footwork to defend passes through the hands of receivers' as a top cornerback for the program next season.
Matthews is the 21st commit in Tennessee’s No. 11-ranked 2023 class and he joins five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava, plus a haul of eight four-star and 12 three-star prospects.
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