Jaylen Matthews has decided to continue his academic and athletic career at Trine University. Matthews was a 1st Team All-NCC performer for the 59ers his senior season. He recorded 12 tackles for loss and had 3 sacks to help the stout 59ers defense keep opponents from moving the ball.
Coach Skinner says about Matthews, “Jaylen would not be denied an opportunity to play collegiate football. There were many obstacles over his four-year football career, but he has persevered to earn a roster spot. Jaylen still has room to grow and improve as an athlete, and his commitment to football will help him reach that full potential.”
Trine University is located in Angola, IN and is a member of NCAA Division III. They compete in the competitive Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Last season, the Thunder had an undefeated regular season and won the MIAA Conference Championship prior to losing in the NCAA DIII Post-Season. You can follow the Thunder here.