On Sunday evening, Vanderbilt receiver Jordan Matthews said in a press conference that he too will stay in college another season. Matthews called the decision a “no-brainer.”
“This is the best opportunity that anybody could have,” Matthews said. “I have the opportunity every week to compete against the smartest and brightest people in the whole country Monday through Friday. I get to compete against the best athletes in the country on Saturday.”
“This is the biggest recruit that we’re signing this year, getting this kid to come back,” Franklin added.
No denying that. Matthews was a unanimous first team All-SEC selection in 2012 after hauling in 1,323 receiving yards. His 94 receptions were just four shy of breaking team and SEC records set by Keith Edwards in 1983. Matthews, if he maintains that kind of production in 2013, could be an early favorite for the Biletnikoff Award.