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LB Jephete Matilus Signs With Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced that linebacker Jephete Matilus has signed a letter of intent to make the trek north to Minneapolis to play football for the Gophers.

Matilus, a 6'1", 218-pound linebacker, has played his high school football at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida. He is listed as the 73rd-best outside linebacker prospect by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. and the 174th-best by Scout.com. The folks from Scout.com gave him a two-star evaluation, while the people at both ESPN/Scouts, Inc. and Rivals.com gave him a three-star grade.

As a senior at Atlantic High School, he racked up 90 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss. He also intercepted four passes and forced two fumbles this past season.

To learn more about Jephete Matilus, check out his bio at Gopher Sports. You can also check out this highlight video.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.