"The best recruit we will sign this year." - Coach James Franklin
Jordan Matthews announced earlier today that he will be staying at Vanderbilt for his senior season and to get his degree before heading to the NFL. The Mel Kipers of the world had Jordan sitting in the late second or third round of this year's draft class, but it wasn't very difficult to foresee him rising up those draft boards throughout the workout process and into the first round.
Matthews has the size, strength and speed to be an NFL wide receiver now, but has the opportunity to put in another year of hard work to solidify a legacy at Vanderbilt, claim some career SEC receiving records, get his degree completed by December of 2013, and maybe the school's first ever place in the SEC Championship game. Such are the lofty goals of the young man that will be one of next season's preseason Biletnikoff Award favorites.
With the return of Matthews, Vanderbilt will enter the 2013 season with perhaps the nations top wide receiver duo in Matthews and Chris Boyd.