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Bears Add Speedy Utah Frosh Portal Transfer Mikey Matthews

January 9, 2024
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The Bears made another nice addition to their wide receiver room picking up Utah frosh wide receiver Mikey Matthews‍, a consensus 4 star receiver. Matthews joins Notre Dame portal transfer Tobias Merriweather‍ as WR additions in the early signing period for spring ball.

The 5-10/180 Utah soph receiver took trips to Arizona in December and Baylor earlier this week before visiting Berkeley this weekend. Rated a 4 star high school receiver after prepping at Mission Viejo High School, Matthews got off to a strong start at the collegiate level as a true frosh in 2023, adding 29 catches for 261 yards along with 309 yards on kick returns. He also finished fourth in the Pac-12 in kick return average (20.6) and combined kick return yards (384). Matthews also had a career-high seven receptions against Cal for 53 yards in the Utes win over the Bears.

As a prep receiver, Matthews was offered by Michigan, Tennessee, Florida State, Texas and more before committing to Utah in 2022. He was named to the prestigious UnderArmour All-American game and had 177 catches, 2,402 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns over 33 games in his prep career, with 61 catches for 934 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns his senior season.

Matthews becomes the 26th overall 2024 commit for the Bears through the portal, grad transfers and prep recruits.

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Bears Add Speedy Utah Frosh Portal Transfer Mikey Matthews

4,948 Views | 15 Replies | Last: 3 mo ago by Big C
bear2034
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Speed kills. I hope Mendoza can find him.

Go Bears.
FireFighterBest
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HUGE get, I'm pumped! Welcome Mikey!!
Bearly Clad
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Welcome Mikey, and the entire Matthews family, to The University of California! We're happy to have you and Go Bears! You tell the whole damn world this is Bear Territory!
bear2034
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I'm loving these 4 star portal transfers.
89Bear
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The portal is the best thing to happen to the Bears!!!
Big C
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Great addition to the team! Mikey, welcome to the Cal Family and Go Bears!!!
NVBear78
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Impressive HS film. Would be interested in highlights from Utah. Welcome to Cal and Go Bears!
dha
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WR Coach Toler is rocking. Second 4 star WR through the portal. Nice job.
Nasal Mucus Goldenbear
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4-STAR U.

Goobear
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Mikey welcome to you and your family to Cal Football. Wishing you the very best of success on and off the field. Go Bears!
MoragaBear
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NVBear78 said:

Impressive HS film. Would be interested in highlights from Utah. Welcome to Cal and Go Bears!
There's not a highlight reel from Utah but here's a nice example of his skills:

01Bear
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Welcome to Cal, Mikey! Go Bears!
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"Going going..."


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Big C
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MoragaBear said:

NVBear78 said:

Impressive HS film. Would be interested in highlights from Utah. Welcome to Cal and Go Bears!
There's not a highlight reel from Utah but here's a nice example of his skills:



Okay, so this is exactly the kind of thing we haven't had lately. There's been no shortage of "catch radius" and all that, but we've needed somebody to catch the darn ball and then make some darn plays.

Significant upgrade to the offense (especially along with the two O-linemen to protect). Hey opposing defenses: Have fun stacking the box to gang up on Jaydn Ott now!
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