With the release of the initial edition of the Scout.com team rankings for the class of 2011, we…
Surprise! Cliff Matthews commits to USC
Matthews said, "I felt in my heart it was the best place for me. Coach Spurrier and I have a real tight relationship. Coach Spurrier told me that 'they were one defensive end from winning that game.'(against Auburn.)"
Matthews had previously been heavily favoring the Georgia Bulldogs. When asked what changed his mind, he said, "I really swung Carolina's way when I went to the Carolina-Auburn game. I saw that they really needed some defensive ends, and I saw that I could play some tight end too."
Matthews had also been considering Clemson, but the premiere pass rushing specialist is firm in his commitment to the Gamecocks. He said, "My official visit (to South Carolina) will be to the Arkansas game. I will not take any other visits, and I am firmly committed to South Carolina."
Matthews also had a shout out to the Carolina faithful that played an important factor in his decision to become a Gamecock: "You were the loudest crowd I have ever been to in my life. You definitely had an impact on my decision."
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