(Wharton, NJ) October 11, 2011 – Tyler Matthews of McPherson High School, McPherson, KS, has been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Tyler is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at McPherson High School,” said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Tyler possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Matthews is currently rated as the #43 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, making him a 3-star prospect.
Matthews is firmly committed to play for TCU in the new Big 12.
Scout Eval: The best way to describe Matthews' game is steady, and that is not a bad thing. He brings a little of everything to the table and that should be a great combination in college. he makes good decisions with the ball and can pull it down and hurt you on the ground when he needs to.
(From left to right) U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jesse Oliver, Tyler Matthews, U.S. Army Major Ryan Hofstra