Pacelli’s Ian Matthews usually makes headlines on the basketball court. However the 6’5″ athlete will continue his athletic career on the football field. On Wednesday Matthews signed a football scholarship to play at Auburn University. He had a very impressive list of Power 5 schools that offered him that included South Carolina, Florida State and Georgia Tech. Even though the Auburn Tigers are going to through a coaching transition phase right now Matthews said Auburn was the best fit for him.

“First the community around it they’re just all about football. I just like how they love football there and how they treat it there. I just thought that the team was the right fit for me. Even though the coaching situation, I took it into consideration but it really wasn’t a factor that made me choose whether to go there or not. Nobody expected me to go college for football. Usually I was a basketball player at first but then when I got interests in football I just loved it,” said Matthews.