The football team at Fort Bend (Texas) Elkins High School will be in good hands for the next several years. The Matthews boys will be anchoring the program for the next three years, and they will have a little help from their friends.
NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews has three sons currently in the world of football. Son Kevin Matthews is a freshman walk-on offensive center at Texas A&M and is projected to start for the Aggies next season.
While Kevin was not heavily recruited coming out of high school, brother Jake Matthews is a 6-foot-5, 255-pound junior-to-be that is receiving a lot of attention at an early age.
"When people see his film and see him in person they think he's going to be a senior," Elkins coach Robert Crivellari said. "He's growing like a weed and is getting so much stronger. He's getting a lot of attention and all the college recruiters love his athleticism."
Jake earned all-district honors as a sophomore center, but only recently grew into the position. He played quarterback for Elkins as a freshman, before finding his way to the offensive line.
Joining Matthews as a member of the class of 2010 is Jordan Jolly, who caught 35 balls for 682 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore.
"Jordan can really fly," Crivellari said. "He's also a tremendous baseball player and can high-jump 6-foot-4 right now. He's a tremendous athlete."
Tasked of getting the ball to Jolly is transfer quarterback Dennis Brantley, who came to Elkins with his father who will be the offensive coordinator.
So who's next at Elkins? Who else but Mike Matthews, a quarterback with a future on the offensive line.