Son of Florida QB great announces commitment to Gators

Florida is set to have another Matthews on the roster at quarterback.

Luke Matthews, son of Gators great Shane Matthews, tweeted Saturday that he will be going to UF. Per OnlyGators

, Matthews will be a preferred walk-on.

On the GHS roster, Matthews is listed at 5-10, 165 pounds. His 247Sports recruiting profile

lists him as a pro-style quarterback prospect.

Shane Matthews s

howed the rest of the SEC what Steve Spurrier’s Fun ‘N’ Gun was all about. Matthews finished his UF career (1989-92) with 9,287 passing yards, third all-time for the Gators behind only Chris Leak and Danny Wuerffel. Matthews is also No. 5 at UF all-time in career passing touchdowns with 74.

Judging by the images included in Luke’s commitment announcement, he’s looking to wear his father’s No. 9.

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  • Great to hear that. I remember Shane being around number 6 on the QB depth chart and working his way up to being the starter and lighting up the SEC under Coach Spurrier. Great memories of those times when Florida was just starting to come on. Welcome Luke!

    • It's a great legacy story, but lets be real, a 5-10 165 lb pro style Qb, will never see the field in Mullen's offense. He certainly didn't get his dads size. Safe to say he's going to be a career scout team QB.

      • Yeah I was thinking the same thing, 5'10 just isn't big enough to play QB. Don't think he would be able to see the field when most offensive lineman are 6'2 and taller.

    • I hope he gets a legitimate shot to see the field. He could turn out to be an Aaron Murray type of QB if he has even a little speed on him.

  • If he's half as good as his dad, he'll be twice as good as any QB who has started for the Gators in the last decade (except for Grier).

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