LSU football should be the team to beat for 2023 four-star defensive back Jordan Matthews.
Matthews, 6-foot/165 lbs from Baton Rouge, LA (Woodlawn), took an unofficial visit to LSU this week and picked up an offer from the Tigers according to 247Sports.
The Louisiana native is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 24 cornerback in the country and the No. 8 player in Louisiana.
Matthews told Rivals this week that he’s always wanted to play for LSU.
“It’s been a dream of mine ever since I was a young boy (to play at LSU),” said Matthews.
“Playing in Death Valley on a Saturday night, practicing with the best of the best every day, and just being an LSU Tiger itself,” added Matthews.
LSU football has a strong connection to Jordan Matthews
Part of the reason that Matthews grew up wanting to play for the Tigers is because his dad, Rashaun Matthews, was a defensive lineman at LSU in the 90s.
(Matthews’ older brother, Joshua, originally signed with Louisiana Tech to play football. But after two seasons, Joshua transffered to McNeese State to finish his collegiate career.)
LSU is battling programs such as Georgia, Florida State, SMU, and Texas A&M for Jordan Matthews.
While I’m sure this will be a tense recruiting battle (aren’t they all), I’d be shocked if LSU doesn’t land the talented defensive back.
No one recruits in-state talent quite like Ed Orgeron and the Tigers. When a player grows up dreaming of playing for LSU, and then receives an offer from the Tigers, it’s almost inevitable that the player will land in Baton Rouge.
LSU doesn’t currently have any players committed to its 2023 recruiting class.