CAPSHAW — Looking back at the school year, Tristian Matthews said the past few months have been a blur.
From football to basketball, the East Limestone High senior hasn't gotten much downtime.
Not that Matthews is complaining. He hopes the next four years of his athletic career keep him just as busy — and entertained.
Matthews made his college destination official Tuesday morning by signing with Lindsey Wilson's football program.
Lindsey Wilson is an NAIA program in Columbia, Ky.
"This school year has flew by," Matthews said. "Just thinking about it, I don't know where it went. I'm hoping to have a lot more good times in college, but I don't want it to fly by. I want to soak it all in."
Matthews enjoyed a successful high school career at East Limestone. As a senior, the 6-foot and 195-pound running back/wide receiver caught 12 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns.
Matthews also started as a safety on East Limestone's defense. East Limestone coach Jeff Pugh said Lindsey Wilson plans to use Matthews as a cornerback.
"And that will be a good fit for Tristian," Pugh said. "He's a really, really good athlete who can do a lot of different things. Because of his athletic ability, we were able to use him in several different roles. Tristian was an important part of our team. He's a great kid who's going to do well."
Matthews said he's ready for the opportunity.
"Sitting here, getting to have this moment with so many family and friends, that's when it hit me that my dreams are coming true," he said. "This whole thing, it's very exciting. Everything at Lindsey Wilson, with all the facilities and things with the football program, it's all new. The facilities are extremely nice, and I love the coaches.
"Making the jump to college football, I know it's going to be an adjustment for me, with the speed and tempo. But I'm ready for the challenge. I know that I'm up to it."
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