The Colony catcher Christian Matthews to play at Southwestern University


Saluted as one of the top catchers in the state, The Colony High star Christian Matthews has signed a letter of intent to attend Southwestern University.

In hitting .327 with 23 RBIs this year and catching every inning but one for The Colony, Matthews was named 2nd Team All-District. Lone Star Preps also named Matthews among the state’s best catchers

In the end, Matthews said settling on Southwestern wasn’t a hard decision.

“From what I’ve seen, it’s a really pretty campus, a really pretty school,” Matthews told Star Local Media. “The coaches are super nice. And I just liked their philosophy on playing time and how all of that worked out. The school is the right fit for me academically as well. It has the major that I want to major in, and there’s just a lot of stuff that I like about the school.”

On Matthews’ list has to be the way Coach J.C. Bunch has the NCAA Division III program on the rise since he took over just three years ago. Bunch led the team to a winning record in 2019, the school’s first in more than a decade.

Matthews said he’s been waiting for this moment for as long as he can remember.

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