Matthew Golden

  • Pos WR
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 195

Prospect Info

  • High School Klein Cain
  • City Houston, TX
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Texas Longhorns

  • Jersey #2
  • Class JR

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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 12/06/2021

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


4-7 Round Day 3

In the 6-foot neighborhood with an athletic build that is field-ready for college, but also able to fit more mass as needed. Highly productive over three-year varsity career at the Texas Class 6A level facing strong competition in Houston metro. Simultaneously smooth and sudden in his movement patterns. Accelerates and decelerates with limited wasted motion. Translates similar functional athleticism to cutback opportunities in run-after-catch situations. Field-stretching vertical threat. Gets on top of corners quickly and flashes run-by linear speed. Displays impressive initial burst, but also often finds another gear at the top end. Verified athleticism reflects what is shown on tape. Excellent athletic profile includes a 10.93 100-meter time and a long jump approaching 22 feet. Terrific when the ball is in the air. Shows tracking concentration and adjustment skills that combine with body control and high-pointing acumen to win contested throws. Dangerous red-zone target as a go-get-it option or a back-shoulder weapon. Creates last-minute space to widen his own catch window. Rounds off routes at times, but owns the footwork and suddenness to develop quite well in that department. Has not been challenged often by big press corners and may need time to calibrate those defenders in college. Plenty field fast, but still can get faster, which is a good thing given his already dynamic big-play ability. Collected almost 200 offensive touches for more than 3,000 yards and three dozen touchdowns in three seasons. Capable of playing outside, but could also move around the formation, including the occasional jet/fly opportunity or backfield package. Also owns return game experience with athleticism to immediately contribute there. Bona fide high-major talent with the tools to become a multi-year impact player in college. Possesses an overall profile with accompanying on-field context that suggests NFL Draft potential.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also competes in track and field.
Ran a 10.93 100 and long jumped 21-8.5 as a junior.
2021: Averaged 118.0 receiving yards and a TD per game as a senior. Helped Klein Cain to a 9-3 record and a Texas 6A D-II second-round playoff appearance.
2020: Unanimous selection as the Texas District 15-6A Special Teams Player of the Year during junior season.
2019: Texas District 15-6A first-team selection at both WR and KR as a sophomore.

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