Makya L mATTEWS
HS: Wheelersburg High School (OH)
Bench Max: 315
Squat Max: 400
Scout Grade: 89
SCOUTING REPORTThis kid is really explosive and sudden as an overall athlete that can play both the inside and outside receiving positions and be a difficult guy to handle in space. He has strong, lean bulk on his frame. Has excellent open-field running skills and versatility on offense to be utilized in a variety of roles. Has excellent speed and acceleration, plus tremendous feet and balance. He's explosive off the ball and has the quickness to avoid the jam. Gets in and out of his cuts with excellent agility and speed, exploding through his routes. Excels working across the middle and catching underneath passes. Finds soft spots in defenses and can settle in and make the tough intermediate catch. Shows outstanding open-field ability and can go the distance after any catch. He is very fluid and sudden with the ball in his hands and as a route runner. Has all the tools and knows how to use his burst and stop/start ability and has turned it into one of his better assets. He has quick, soft hands capable of snatching in a crowd and plucking on the move with no wasted motion and the ability to get up-field immediately. He is a very good leaper that will compete in a crowd and come down with some impressive grabs. Makya is a player on a team of playmakers and has the capability to emerge as one of any teams' prime targets and best space players capable of creating mismatches downfield. Excellent player with lots of upside.