FSU football: Fans react to DJ Matthews entering transfer portal

FSU football senior wide receiver DJ Matthews has decided to enter the transfer portal. Fans react to the unsurprising news.

Senior FSU football wide receiver DJ Matthews hasn’t been with the team for quite some time. His situation seemed to go in limbo during fall camp after posting he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Matthews wasn’t at practice but could be seen posting on social media, and when asked if he had talked to Matthews, FSU head coach Mike Norvell said it had been a while.

It seemed the writing was on the wall that Matthews was either going to opt-out of the season or enter the transfer portal.

He announced Tuesday morning it would be opting out and entering the portal but has since deleted his Twitter account.

Fan Reaction


As you can see, there isn’t much love lost in this situation. Matthews never lived up to the hype of being the No. 51 player and No. 8 wide receiver in the 2017 recruiting class.

Matthews always seemed to be a player that others associated with being a ‘problem’ on the team. Which is mostly why the sentiment above from the fans is the way it is. Three different coaching staff had issues with Matthews, which seems to back up those sentiments.

I’m not sure how much Matthews was going to play this year as Keyshawn Helton seemed to be the better player before getting hurt in 2019. The wide receiver position does lack depth, so I suppose it does hurt there, but he hadn’t been practicing with the team anyway, so it’s something they’ve gotten used too.

He finishes his FSU football career with 84 receptions for 809 yards and five touchdowns. He did have an impact on special teams as a punt returner, mostly during his first two seasons, but that production fell off big-time in his junior year.

Good luck to him wherever he ends up.