Would this H.S. recruit see the field under center today


• SPORT Football/Basketball

• SCHOOL Van Buren/Fort Smith Northside

• CREDENTIALS As a sophomore basketball player at Van Buren, helped the Pointers claim a share of the 5A-West title for the first time after 8 years in the 5A. … Led the conference in scoring as a junior and broke Corliss Williamson’s 5A-West scoring record. … Scored 26 points in the fourth quarter in a 63-53 win against Russellville. … Transferred to Fort Smith Northside for his senior season and ran for 943 yards and passed for 815 yards. … In basketball, led the conference in scoring for the second straight season in leading the Grizzlies to the 5A-West championship.

Oh I think he could do some damage in an RPO attack.

I honestly believe his arm strength would force a move to TE/WR hybrid as a Freshman especially if he can’t beat out Coley for 3rd string.

Matt’s arm was plenty strong.


He still UA’s career leader in Total Offense.

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Longest throwing motion for a UA QB that I recall. If he had time to crank it up he could find his targets.


Matt could have used some coaching on throwing technique.

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He’d play the same position that he was drafted to play in the NFL, WR.

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It depends on if he acted the same way or not. His reported demeanor would see him warm the bench at all positions, if the stories are true. Lack of work ethic and focus was his undoing at QB. That said, he was a phenomenal athlete and was a true highlight reel and freakshow! What he could have been with a laser focus…wow.

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