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Fighting Blue Hens add a playmaker to defense: Add Transfer Blake Matthews

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The Blue Hens of Delaware have been getting active in the transfer portal ahead of their final season at the FCS division before making the jump to the FBS level and joining Conference USA. The Blue Hens add a young playmaker in Blake Matthews a redshirt freshman from Troy. At 6'3" and 209, the Matthews began his time with Troy with a redshirt in 2022 before appearing in 14 games this past season. The linebacker from Bremen, Georgia was a three-star prospect (247 Sports)

About Blake Matthews

He was a three-sport athlete out of high school, who also played baseball and ran track. He has good athletic ability to cover and solid instincts to read/react to the quarterback and disrupt passes. He plays physically and finishes his tackles well. He shows solid hand use to make plays. In high school, he played both receiver and defensive back. He shows a natural fluid movement in coverage does well to track the ball on deep routes and can keep pace in coverage.

What Matthews Brings to Delaware

His arrival in Delaware will help the team replenish their linebacking group's ranks and should contribute immediately as the Blue Hens prepare for 2024 and beyond. He is a solid athlete at linebacker who although still learning the position has a high ceiling and could be next in joining the ranks the next linebacker to shine with the Blue Hens. He could also join Troy Reeder and Paul Worrilow in the ranks of the NFL.


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