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Quarterback headed to Ivy League

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Alex Matthews had an offer from Pennsylvania and with National Signing Day closing in the Lake Oswego, Ore., dual-threat quarterback realized he didn't need to wait any longer.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect committed to the Quakers and said the football program and school had everything he was looking for.
"Penn is a great combination of all the things that are important to me: Academics, athletics, tradition and a winning football program," Matthews said.
"I have an opportunity to contribute early and there is a talented recruiting class coming in. Philadelphia provides a great, new city experience that I am looking forward to."
Matthews, who missed his junior season, threw for 2,300 yards with 22 touchdowns and only two interceptions in his senior year.
Colorado, Vanderbilt, Utah, Washington, Washington State, Montana State, Montana, Eastern Washington and Portland State were all showing interest but Matthews found what he liked in the Ivy League and has decided to commit.
Matthews was solid at numerous camps this past off-season including the Eugene NIKE Camp and the Athens Elite 11 regional.
The Oregon quarterback is one of three standout players from the West that has already committed to Penn. The others are Beverly Hills, Calif., wide receiver Cameron Countryman and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep offensive lineman Jack York.
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