Seminoles WR Matthews enters switch portal
Florida State huge receiver D.J. Matthews, who began 9 video games final season, has entered the NCAA’s switch portal as a graduate, coach Mike Norvell stated Tuesday.Matthews posted on Twitter later Tuesday, thanking FSU administration, coaches, teammates and followers for “believing in me” through the “wild journey” throughout his time with the Seminoles.”This determination was a troublesome one however for the sake of my future and tasks as a person, I stand by my determination,” Matthews stated within the publish.Matthews final month stated on Twitter that he had examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier than deleting the publish. He additionally retweeted fellow Seminoles huge receiver Warren Thompson, who criticized how FSU was dealing with coronavirus protocols. Thompson later apologized.Matthews, who has one 12 months of eligibility remaining, had not been collaborating in crew actions, though he is nonetheless listed on the Florida State roster. Norvell advised reporters Sept. four that he had not spoken with Matthews “in a short while.””On the finish of the day, each time you undergo transition, there’s some issues that match higher than others, and DJ’s making a call for his future,” Norvell stated Tuesday. “Absolutely help him in that call.”The 5-foot-10, 154-pound Matthews recorded 36 receptions for 355 yards and three touchdowns final season. He began six video games in 2018 and made 42 receptions for 382 yards and one landing.Matthews excelled totally on punt returns, rating 10th in crew historical past with 582 punt return yards. He entered the season ranked eighth amongst energetic FBS gamers with a mean of 10.four yards per return.ESPN’s Andrea Adelson contributed to this report.