Georgia commit Tray Matthews is in San Antonio this week for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and with several recruiting services in attendance, he was certain to find his way in front of a microphone at some point this week.
Mike Farrell of Rivals.com took a few minutes to ask Matthews where he thinks some of the most coveted prospects will ultimately sign on National Signing Day and Matthews—as candidly as always—offered his predictions on not only Montravius Adams, but also on Dee Liner, Carl Lawson, Reuben Foster, and Shaq Wiggins as well.
You can click the link here and see what Matthews had to say, but the short and sweet of it went as follows.
Shaq Wiggins will remain committed to Georgia. Matthews feels much of Wiggins’ recent hedging has to do with the number of cornerbacks in the 2013 class. That said, Matthews has made sure that Wiggins understands that competition is going to be evident everywhere but, in the end, if you’re better than the next guy, you’ll be the player with the job.
Montravius Adams will choose between Georgia and Clemson, but Matthews is definitely working on him from the Georgia angle. Matthews states that he and Adams are closer than most people know and he’s hoping to use that relationship to persuade Adams to sign on with the Bulldogs.
Dee Liner and Carl Lawson (both currently committed to Auburn) will likely stay with Auburn; that said, Matthews doesn’t sound like he’d be surprised if Liner de-committed and signed elsewhere.
And that leaves only Reuben Foster whom Matthews continues to say is going to end up at Georgia. Matthews states that the coaching changes at Auburn have eliminated the Tigers from the picture and it will come down to Alabama and Georgia with Georgia being the shoo-in for him at the end of the day.
At the end of the day this is all speculation and you can likely put as much stock into what one prospect has to say as you can in what one analyst does, but it’s still an interesting note to take from a guy who actually interacts with these players off the football field as well.