As you may have noticed in the headline, Tuesday was big for the Georgia Southern football program as Christian Matthew, a three-star prospect from Columbus, spurned the Demon Deacons and the ACC in favor of the Eagles.
Adding yet another strong secondary player to the defense shows the Air Traffic Control theme seems to be paying off. Matthew is pretty tall (6-2, 165 pounds), played both wide receiver and cornerback in high school, runs a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash according to his Hudl page and, as the icing on the cake, also turned down an offer from Georgia State in order to arrive in Statesboro.
Roll the highlight tape: "Du-nu-nu! Du-nu-nu!"
With Matthew's commitment the ol' cupboard is nearly full. GSU is expected to sign 26 players next Wednesday. 247 says there are 21 "hard commits" right now along with a JuCo transfer and a UAB transfer. Using your Georgia Southern education to do the math we're down to three openings.
Jessie Liptrot committed Sunday. The 6-foot, 175-pound corner had offers from the likes of North Carolina and Wisconsin:
It looks like one of of the main targets for those last three spots is Sihiem King, who hasn't committed to any school yet but has offers from Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, West Virginia and Washington State.
Safe to say there's a lot of work going into keeping the Colquitt County player in south Georgia.
The GSU coaches have one more recruiting weapon now thanks to this news story saying Georgia Southern is among the top 10 colleges for best weather. Hey, whatever works.
See y'all next Wednesday.