Top JUCO RB Octavius Matthews flips from Louisville to Auburn
Saturday Down South ran an article just hours ago describing how the nation’s top JUCO running back, Octavius Matthews, was getting tears in his eyes after receiving an offer from Auburn yesterday. Apparently, those tears were real, as multiple sources on Twitter confirmed his switch from Louisville to join the Tigers.
JUCO running back Octavius Matthews has committed to Auburn, flipped from Louisville
— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) June 5, 2016
#1 JUCO RB Octavius Matthews commits to Auburn following a visit to Big Cat Weekend https://t.co/HFhL6OSUPk
— Auburn Recruiting (@AURecruit) June 5, 2016
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn even gave out an emphatic tweet:
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) June 5, 2016
Matthews, a three-star prospect out of Stevenson, Ala., is ranked as the No. 22 overall JUCO player by 247sports.com. The top-ranked back could be splitting duties carrying the football in 2016 primarily with Jovon Robinson.
In Matthews’ first two highlights alone, the combination of vision and speed can be seen at its finest: