Jordan Matthews, CB
Another key target for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail that appears to have his focus on Austin is the touted four-star Woodlawn (LA) cornerback Jordan Matthews. It wouldn’t surprise me if Texas tries to make a move to begin shutting down this recruitment heading into the fall starting with a big visit weekend for the July BBQ.
Texas and cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph were at this recruitment, making it known how much they want Matthews in this 2023 class, throughout the entire offseason. In fact, Texas’ heightened pursuit of Matthews’ commitment goes all the way back to last spring.
While the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers have continued to pursue Matthews on the recruiting trail this summer, this recruitment still appears to be trending favorably for the Longhorns
And despite now holding commitments from a trio of defensive backs in the 2023 class, highlighted by five-stars Derek Williams and Malik Muhammad, Texas still would likely have a spot for Matthews if he wants in before too long. Matthews also would likely still have a spot in this class even if Texas gets a commitment from the elite five-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javien Toviano at some point in the next few months.
What Matthews brings to the table in the 2023 class for Joseph, Pete Kwiatkowski, and the Longhorns is still very valuable despite all the other talented DBs that could be in the mix. The lengthy and athletic 6-foot-1 and 175-pound Matthews has excellent timing, ball skills, and excels when placed in more difficult man-on-man pass coverage assignments on the outside. He would thrive against some of the bigger receivers in the Big 12 on the outside and the more physical wideouts in the SEC a few years down the line.