Jaelyne Matthews, a four-star offensive deal with from Toms River North (N.J.), was the primary particular person within the class of 2025 to decide to Penn State. Together with his decommitment this week, nonetheless, the door has been opened for different suitors to maneuver in.
In line with reviews, the Georgia Bulldogs might have taken place within the driver’s seat.
On3 reporter Keegan Pope wrote that Georgia provided Matthews in April 2022 and has “remained in pursuit” since. 247Sports director of soccer recruiting Steve Wiltfong predicted on Tuesday that Georgia would nab the gifted lineman, ranked No. 9 at his place and No. 71 general on the 247Sports Composite.
Matthews tweeted his announcement on Tuesday.
Respect my choice 🙏@RivalsFriedman @RivalsRichie pic.twitter.com/0BijpDP4XY
— Jaelyne Matthews (@JaelyneMatthew3) September 12, 2023
“This has been a troublesome choice, as I’ve the utmost respect for the college, it coaches, and your complete Penn State neighborhood,” he stated. “After a lot reflection and dialogue with my household and mentors, I consider it’s in my finest curiosity to discover different choices for my educational and athletic future.”
Nittany Lions Wire reported that Matthews initially selected Penn State over gives together with Georgia, Ohio State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Syracuse and Texas A&M. In line with 247Sports, he has 17 gives.
His junior season is simply barely beneath manner, so he has the higher a part of two extra years to amass extra. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman would possibly simply be getting began on his recruiting journey.