For the week leading up to the Polynesian Bowl, which will be broadcast on the NFL Network on Friday, wide receiver Mike Matthews, who was signed by the Tennessee Vols in 2024 and is rated five stars, has had a very good week. The Polynesian Bowl will be broadcast on Friday. The fact that Matthews is considered to be one of the “top performers” at the Polynesian Bowl has been brought to the attention of 247Sports during each and every day of the training sessions for the competition.
Receiving praise for his remarkable athleticism and route running, the wide receiver who is regarded as the fifth best in the country garnered praise after the third day of the sessions. Matthews was also praised for “not going through the motions” despite the fact that he has already committed to Tennessee and has nothing to lose by putting up a strong performance at the Polynesian Bowl (which suggests that he is extremely competitive, which is a quality that Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel adores).
Matthews’s performance at the Polynesian Bowl was praised for its ability to encourage him to continue his commitment to Tennessee. It is likely that Matthews will be able to gain a significant amount of playing time as a true freshman in the year 2024. This is something that is being considered. While it is true that Matthews will have to overcome a number of the more prominent names on Tennessee’s depth chart, such as Bru McCoy, Squirrel White, Dont’e Thornton, Kaleb Webb, and Chas Nimrod (and they also signed Chris Brazzell as a transfer addition), it is abundantly clear that Matthews possesses the skills necessary to quickly make an impression in the Southeastern Conference.