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One visit enough for Matthews

Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) outside linebacker Teddy Matthews needed just one official visit to make a decision.
"I committed this morning," Matthews, who visited Wake Forest this weekend, said on Sunday afternoon. "I think it was just the overall visit itself. I just felt like once I got there, the environment and the whole atmosphere of Wake Forest fit me as a person and as a football player."
For the 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker, the Demon Deacons offer a good balance for a student-athlete.
"I just like how it is a good combination between athletics and academics," Matthews said. "They value their academics just as much as they value their athletics. They have a good balance. That is what stood out to me mostly."
When the three-star defender arrives on campus, he isn't sure which linebacker spot he will call home.
"We haven't really decided yet where they will use me," Matthews said. "It is still kind of up in the air that I could play inside or outside linebacker. At this point there is no set position for me. I don't care which one I play."
During the visit, Matthews was hosted by a pair of current players on the roster. He said the two filled him in on how the school molds young men.
"I was hosted by Orville (Reynolds) as well as Josh Hunt," Matthews said. "They just told me how Wake Forest takes care of their players. They instill good things in them as far as being good character guys and just all-around instilling good qualities in them as people."
Originally Matthews was scheduled to visit Central Florida next weekend, but he no longer intends to take that trip.
"I am done," Matthews said.
Matthews, who also held offers from Central Florida and Florida Atlantic, was at Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson prior to his senior year.
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