For quite some time during his recruitment, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater receiver
Greg Mathews was listing Miami as a favorite with Michigan and Ohio State next
in line. Things changes quickly though when he received a scholarship offer from
Michigan, something other schools did not do.
"Michigan came in over a month ago with an offer," said Greg's
mother Lisa. "That mattered. They came in on him and stayed with it. A
number of schools, Florida State and Ohio State to name a couple, have stayed in
touch, but Michigan put the offer on the table."
Mathews has family connections to Ohio State, but after his official visit to
Michigan this weekend, he decided to make a verbal commitment to the Wolverines.
"Greg really liked the visit," Mrs. Mathews said. "He has
developed a relationship with coach (Erik) Campbell.
"As far as my husband and I are concerned we would have liked to have
Greg see some other schools but Greg is comfortable with his decision. He is at
peace with it. He has been around to see all three of the programs in Florida
and really liked them. He knows the coaches and the the programs. He camped at
Miami, Michigan and Ohio State. We wanted him to get the full experience that
comes with an official visit but he wanted to commit. He is tired of the
There was some talk about his academics but it may not be an issue.
"I am hearing that Greg is not qualified," Mrs. Mathews said.
"Michigan is considered a top academic school. He is qualified as far as
they are concerned."
Lisa Mathews said that not every school is going to give up on Greg even
though he has made a commitment.
"We have heard from a number of schools that they will continue to
recruit him," she said. "This was his decision to commit and it will
be his decision if he visits any other schools."
Mathews has 13 touchdowns and over 1000 yards receiving this year.
"Last week his team was down 10 points in the fourth quarter," Mrs.
Mathews said. "Greg caught four passes for 161 yards in four minutes to
rally his team to the win."