McPherson (KS) High School quarterback Tyler Matthews is one of the top signal-callers in the…
Matthews, Bullpups continuing winning ways
Looking at Tyler Matthews' 2010 stat line, it's hard to find an area in which the 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback from McPherson (KS) High School was deficient. He completed 75-percent of his passes. He threw for 2,706 yards. He tossed 30 touchdowns to just three interceptions. So it should come as no surprise that 2011 has kicked off in much the same fashion. Through three games - three games in which the Bullpups are undefeated - Matthews is averaging 246.3 passing yards per game and has thrown seven touchdowns. In Friday's victory over Andover (KS) Central, he completed 80-percent of his passes for 237 yards and a pair of scores, with no picks. "This year it's just really clicking," Matthews said, of the McPherson offense. "Being in the offense last year, that's helping also." The three-star signal caller has been committed to TCU for months, and remains in frequent contact with the Horned Frogs coaching staff. Having visited the Fort Worth campus on multiple occasions, he's had the chance to come as close as is humanly possible to simulating what life as a student will be like. "Honestly, probably the coaches," Matthews said, when asked what stands out the most for him about the future Big East program. "The coaches are genuine, good guys. They mean well, obviously they're there to help you out. That's probably the biggest thing for me." Though the subject of playing time hasn't been discussed directly, he said he's willing to do whatever it takes to help the team next season. "If (he doesn't play), redshirt maybe, keep working and do whatever," Matthews said. "But really do whatever is best for that team."
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