Younger Matthews drawing notice

By Steve Sell
June 30, 2015

Tyler Matthews was a prolific quarterback during his two years at McPherson High, breaking nearly all the Bullpup passing records, including 2,847 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior in 2011 and 2,658 yards and 30 TDs as a junior.

He played in the United States Army All-Star Game in San Antonio and ultimately signed with Gary Patterson’s TCU Horned Frogs.

After two non-descript years, he transferred to Southern Mississippi where he’s in a tight battle for the starting quarterback position coming out of spring practice.

But what Bullpup fans may forget is that he had a younger brother who was a member of the McPherson Middle School team.

Cameron Matthews, who saw minimal time as a Bullpup neophyte, has come a long way since his McPherson days.

Now a senior at Fort Worth’s Trinity Valley High School, Matthews has swelled to 6-4 and 190 pounds and his quarterback play has piqued the interest of several Division I schools.

According to, the younger Matthews is getting looks from UCLA, San Diego State, Utah, Boston College, Purdue and Oklahoma State.

Matthews started for the Trojans as a sophomore, but started to take off in his junior year, throwing for nearly 2,000 yards. His team won its first four games of the 2014 season, but ended the year losing its final six.

Matthews has thrown for 3,267 yards and 20 touchdowns in his two seasons.