"Howard is a multi-dimensional player that will fit into our game as a linebacker, strong safety or a nickel back," said O-D's Artie Gigantino. "He and teammate Trevon Randle will bring a 'true defensive' attitude to our game. They come from a great high school program. Very rarely do we take two players from one team, but this is an exception based on performance."
Matthews, a four-star safety by Scout.com, is committed to Texas A&M, where he verballed in May to.
The O-D Bowl will take place on Friday December 31 at 4:00 pm EST, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and will be nationally televised on VERSUS.