The Matthews family has been very good to Texas A&M’s offensive lines over the years. That isn’t going to stop when current Aggie Mike Matthews moves on, either.
As reported by 247 Sports’ Brian Peroni, Luke Matthews, the youngest son of legendary offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, is headed to College Station to maintain the family legacy. Matthews, who is just a sophomore at Elkins High in Missouri City, Texas, picked Texas A&M ahead of a scholarship offer from Purdue, not to mention interest from a host of other schools as well.
Why the lack of scholarship offers for a 6-foot-4, 310-pound powerhouse who still has room to grow and improve? Probably because his family’s track record in College Station — each of Matthews’ three brothers and his father all played for the Aggies — always made it a near fait accompli that Luke Matthews would head there as well.
“It’s just home to me. It’s where I want to play,” Matthews told 247 Sports. “I’ve grown up an Aggie watching my brothers play there. I love the school and can’t wait to play there myself.”
Matthews is the first pledge to Texas A&M’s Class of 2018, which isn’t too much of a surprise given how early it is in the recruiting cycle. Now Matthews will move on to the next great family tradition: Convincing other Texans in the Class of 2018 to follow him to A&M.