TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Trib Prospect: Clairton's Aaron Mathews

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Vitals

6-5, 187

Sophomore

WR/QB

Clairton

Notable: Was a 1,000-yard rusher last fall.

Top high school sports
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:45 p.m.
 

At 6 foot 5, Clairton's Aaron Mathews causes headaches for small cornerbacks. Height isn't his only attribute.

“His ball skills are tremendous,” said Adam Friedman, the mid-Atlantic recruiting analyst at Rivals.com. “As he develops his footwork and his route running, it's going to be very difficult for any defensive back to really guard him in the open field.”

Pitt and Temple must agree. The two schools extended scholarship offers to Mathews, a 2016 graduate, on Friday. Freshman teammate Lamont Wade also received offers from both. Mathews already held a scholarship from Toledo.

“We see him being a major Division I prospect,” Friedman said.

Mathews ranked among the best underclassmen at the Rivals Camp Series event in Columbus, Ohio, two weeks ago. He was a quarterback and all-conference defensive back last season at Clairton but projects at receiver. He worked out in Columbus with the wideouts.

“You can't teach that size and athleticism,” Friedman said of the 187-pound sophomore. “He's not skinny by any means.”

— Chris Harlan

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Discipline Pitt’s only option against Georgia Tech
  2. Harrison woman dead in 3-car crash in Natrona Heights
  3. State Supreme Court Justice McCaffery suspended in email porn scandal
  4. Mars Area schools superintendent resigns after short tenure
  5. Steelers’ Shazier sits, Justin Brown inactive vs. Texans
  6. Pitt notebook: Chryst didn’t lobby to keep Watt at tight end
  7. Ferrante defense says arrest of prosecutor’s boyfriend could affect case
  8. Suspect in Va. disappearance charged in rape
  9. High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
  10. Steelers players are ready for annual runway turn for charity
  11. Coping with Kids: New pacifiers helps soothe babies day and night
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.