He chose to stick with his true passion football.
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Players were tested in the 40 yard dash, agility shuttle run, vertical jump and a power toss event in which players had to throw a chest pass from their knees with a weighted basketball. Matthews had a 40 yard dash time of 4.41 seconds, an agility shuttle time of 4.31 seconds, a vertical jump of 36 inches and a power toss of 32 feet and seven inches. He finished with a combined Nike Sparq testing score of 97.02.
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“I was surprised at how well I did,” said Matthews, who has no football scholarship offers and who plans to attend camps this summer at James Madison, Old Dominion and possibly Virginia Tech.
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