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.
DJ Matthews is transferring from FSU 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺
— arizona ron 🇯🇲 (@Almighty20k) September 15, 2020
Damn DJ Matthews officially entered the transfer portal
— MT Pockets (@BOSSHawg1906) September 15, 2020
Hard to reconcile #FSU‘s DJ Matthews entry to the transfer portal with a realistic boost to his odds of getting some attention from the NFL. He’s going to start over at another school? In late September? That’s a bit of a head-scratcher.
Am I missing something?
— BuzzKill Bennie (@BuzzKillBennie) September 15, 2020
Good. Now he can focus on being a father, like he wanted. Or, was that just an excuse to leave the team in the first place?
— Nasty Nole 🍢🍢 (@NastyNole21) September 15, 2020
— Lucas Burkley (@LucasBurkley) September 15, 2020
— Brian Reed (@Breed73) September 15, 2020
Well that is not surprising. Totally ok with it. Last of the bad eggs from Jimbo’s last class.
— Chris Snow @Home (@ChrisJBSnow) September 15, 2020
The just got 1% better.
— Domain Name (@Omerta_Nole) September 15, 2020
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.