TCU extended an offer to one of Texas’ top tight end prospects last Friday; offering Frisco (TX) Reedy tight end Nolan Matthews following an unofficial visit to the Ft. Worth campus.

The 6-foot-4, 242-pounder was on campus to meet with the coaches, tour the facilities and work out at the Frogs mini-camp. Matthews said the time spent on campus around the coaches was well worth the visit.

“It was nice and good to see how they coach with the way they do their drills and what they look for and want me to do and things like that,” he said. “It was nice to see that aspect that you normally don’t get to see.”

Matthews did well enough at the camp to garner an offer. The big tight end had been talking with the Frogs for a few months and to get an offer from a program so close to home was big according to Matthews.

“It was really big; that was one that I’ve really wanted. It was nice to get some love from a school close to home so it was really big,” he said of receiving the offer from TCU. “I’ve been talking to them for a while. I had been talking with Coach (Jarrett) Anderson and Coach (Chris) Thomsen for about two months prior to me going up there. They both came to see me in spring ball.”

The offer from TCU was the 15th overall offer for Matthews. In addition to TCU, Matthews also holds offers from Ole Miss, Kansas, Arizona State, SMU and Utah among others.

TCU has the longest tenured coaching staff in the Big 12 under Gary Patterson. Matthews knows with TCU that it’s a winning program that does things the right way.

“It speaks for itself; they’re always in the top 20 every year and they know how to win,” he said. “Coach Patterson has the longest head coaching job in the Big 12 so you know that everything they’re doing is right. They have the longest tenured coaching staff so they know everything they do is right and it works.”

The Frogs are looking to recruit athletic tight ends that are versatile enough to play a variety of roles in the offense. That style of play on offense has caught Matthews’ attention.

“I really like that they throw the ball and they said they’d use me as kind of an every down tight end; I’ll be in the backfield as an H-back, out wide and be able to flex down on the line and be able to do all three,” he said. “I really like how they use that in their offense and they throw the ball a lot.”

Matthews hasn’t released a top schools list just yet but plans to do so very soon as he hopes to have a decision out of the way prior to his senior season.

“I know I’m probably going to do a top 8 in the next couple of weeks and then from there maybe a week or every two weeks I’ll take off a school until I get to my final one,” Matthews said. “I’m trying to make a decision early in the season or before my season.”

When asked if he felt TCU would have a chance to be among his top schools, Matthews says the Frogs are in great shape at the moment.

“I think TCU is one of the schools I’m taking a hard look at,” he said. “As of right now I think they would definitely be in the top five.”

Matthews is rated as the No. 45 tight end prospect in the nation according to the 247Sports composite rankings.