Elk Grove (Calif.) Laguna Creek defensive end DeShon Matthews has seen his stock soar in the last month and according to his coach, could be in the double digits in terms of scholarship offers by the end this month.
Matthews, 6-5, 250 pounds was a 1st team all-delta league selection, the only junior on the 1st team last year and also earned all-area honors a year ago. He finished the year with 86 tackles, seven for loss, six quarterback sacks and a blocked punt.
Washington State was the first school to offer followed by Arizona and Oregon State. Two days ago, Nebraska stepped up to become offer No. 4.
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"From what I'm hearing from college coaches, he'll have between 8-12 by the end of the month," Laguna Creek head coach Lewis Lasseter said. "Everyone has loved his film and things are going very well for him."
In addition to the four offers, Matthews is also hearing from Colorado, Arizona State, Washington State, Syracus, UNLV, USC and Virginia Tech.
"I liked USC a lot right now, that's my top school," Matthews said. "I grew up a Longhorns fan actually and loved Texas as a kid. They're my second favorite followed by Auburn, Cal and UCLA. I just like watching USC play, they tough and physical and they win. I'm going to camp at USC and Fresno State this summer and will also attend the Nike Camp at Stanford.
"I've only been playing football since my freshman year, I never played before, Pop Warner or anything so I'm still learning and getting better. I'm working out hard, doing a lot of power and speed training, Plyometrics, things like that. I'm going to take a few trips, then talk things over with my parents and coaches before I make my decision."