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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Cliff Matthews

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School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
South CarolinaCOMMITTED (10/11/2006)01/19/2007David Reaves
AlabamaNoneNoneDavid Turner
ClemsonNoneNoneDabo Swinney
Florida St.NoneNone
GeorgiaNone10/06/2006Jon Fabris
Virginia TechNoneNoneCharley Wiles

Scouting Report on Cliff Matthews

by JC Shurburtt - 06/19/2006
Huge upside. Has a very quick first step, which makes him dangerous in pass-rushing situations. Has a tall, lean frame with which he will be able to easily add weight. A good all-around athlete who is also a standout basketball player, he likely will need a year or two to develop and get stronger before approaching his full potential at the collegiate level.

Latest News

Reaves a rising star in recruiting world02/13/2007

Named on Monday to the Top 25 Recruiters list for the second straight year, South Carolina recruiting coordinator David Reaves is responsible for organizing and compiling the best recruiting class in USC history. In today's report, we'll break down his work on the recruiting trail and take a look at the prospects he signed.

Inside look at the 2007 recruiting class02/12/
SEC Signing Day dream team02/08/ Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: SEC02/07/ Football Recruiting
USC Signee Video and Capsules02/07/
Matthews shows off hoops skills for Spurrier01/25/
Remember the Gamecocks01/23/
Matthews loved what he found in Columbia01/21/
National Official Visit Weekend Preview01/19/ Football Recruiting
Video feature: Future Gamecocks shine01/08/ Football Recruiting
O-D All-American Bowl Top 10: East01/08/ Football Recruiting
Newton leads East to win in O-D Bowl01/05/ Football Recruiting
O-D All-American Bowl position breakdown01/04/ Football Recruiting
Offense-Defense Tuesday Hot 11: East01/03/ Football Recruiting
Offense-Defense Tuesday Hot 11: West01/03/ Football Recruiting
O-D East Notebook: Dunlap dominates01/02/ Football Recruiting
Inside look: East's skill stars01/02/ Football Recruiting
O-D East notebook: Lots of Monday action01/01/ Football Recruiting
Offense-Defense Sunday Hot 11: East01/01/ Football Recruiting
Video feature: S.C. commits rock the Shrine Bowl12/19/ Football Recruiting
Matthews happy about MVP award12/18/
North Carolina wins Shrine Bowl12/16/ Football Recruiting
Video Feature: Matthews keeps hustling12/15/ Football Recruiting
South Carolina slows it down12/14/ Football Recruiting
Matthews enjoying Shrine Bowl12/13/ Football Recruiting
Shrine Bowl: Wednesday S.C. impressions12/13/ Football Recruiting
Who's got the look?12/12/ Football Recruiting
Shurburtt: Tuesday Shrine Bowl report12/12/ Football Recruiting
Shrine Bowl: Monday S.C. impressions12/11/ Football Recruiting
Plenty of talent on S.C. Shrine Bowl team12/10/ Football Recruiting
Rivals100 DE Matthews to play in All-American Bowl11/27/ Football Recruiting
Matthews to spend New Year's in Florida10/17/
Video feature: Matthews seizes big opportunity10/13/ Football Recruiting
Video: Matthews makes it happen10/13/
HUGE commitment10/12/
Matthews returns from Athens10/10/
Matthews enjoyed his visit to Georgia10/09/
Rivals100 DE is excited about first official visit10/03/
Recruiting Race09/27/
Matthews three visits away from decision09/24/
Matthews enjoyed game day experience at USC09/14/
Four Star DE Gets First Basketball Offer09/13/
Recruiting Race09/07/
Video: Matthews works hard on practice field09/07/ Recruiting Superlatives09/05/
Matthews' visit to Athens was electrifying09/03/
Video: Cliff Matthews puts the heat on08/28/
Matthews changes course08/14/
Matthews takes in USC practice08/07/
Rivals100 DE sets decision date08/03/
August 17 For Matthews08/02/
UGA has stockpiled DE talent08/01/ Football Recruiting
Matthews spends day at USC07/19/
Matthews set to visit USC07/18/
Matthews dominated the UGA Camp07/10/
UGA Camp Recruiting Notebook07/09/
UGA Camp: Session one notebook07/07/'s Ten Most Wanted07/06/
Exclusive Video: Gainesville NIKE Camp07/05/
South Carolina strong at the top07/03/ Football Recruiting
Palmetto State DE is down to three07/01/
Four-star Matthews getting closer to decision06/15/
New Rivals100 goes against traditional trends06/06/ Football Recruiting
Palmetto State DE visits Athens06/04/
Gainesville NIKE Camp MVP is...05/31/ Football Recruiting
Gainesville NIKE Camp MVP is...05/30/
Gainesville NIKE Camp Hot 1105/30/
Matthews looking to play two sports05/26/
Gainesville NIKE Camp: Position-by-position review05/25/
Gainesville NIKE Camp: In the Trenches05/24/
Video: Post NIKE Camp update on SC DE05/23/
UA offers Palmetto DL05/22/
Gainesville NIKE Camp notebook05/22/ Football Recruiting
UGA Targets Shine in Gainesville05/20/
Gainesville NIKE Camp preview05/19/ Football Recruiting
Bowden, Swinney drop in on Matthews Thursday05/11/
Matthews busy on the track04/28/
Busy Spring Break for blue chip defensive end04/11/
Matthews loves USC visit04/11/
Matthews leaves Athens with offer in hand03/25/
Video: Cliff Matthews quick clip03/21/
Matthews enjoyed USC visit03/21/
Junior to Watch Blog: 3/1603/16/
Cheraw's Matthews Gets Two More SEC Offers02/24/
Cliff Matthews Photo Feature02/23/
South Carolina DE has a top 402/23/
On the Road Again02/21/
Tarheels In On Action With Cheraw DE02/14/
Matthews has offer from Carolina02/03/
Clemson leading for in-state junior defensive end01/24/
AMP Young Gun: Cliff Matthews12/05/ Football Recruiting


Year TckSckIntFR
2005 (Jr.)66724