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Yetur Gross-Matos

Yetur Gross-Matos      DL | 6-5 | 242
247 ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   Rivals ★★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Alabama, California, Clemson, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

FROM GROSS-MATOS' HEAD COACH BOB OLIVER
"Yetur has three qualities that make him an impact player at the college level: football IQ, size and speed. In high school, Yetur dominated defensive line play at three positions, nose tackle, tackle and defensive end. He also stood up at linebacker and set sack records his senior year. Most importantly, he is a quality young man off the field and will represent his family and university accordingly."

ABOUT GROSS-MATOS
High School: Four-year letterman for head coach Bob Oliver at Chancellor High School...Capped his high school career by helping the Chargers go 9-3 as a senior...Selected second-team USA Today All-State as a senior...Named Conference 19-Battlefield District Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Player of the Year as a senior...Garnered Region 4A first team honors in 2016...Selected to the all-conference first team in 2015 and 2016... Named Chancellor's defensive MVP in 2016...Logged 272 tackles, forced six fumbles and broke up five passes in three seasons for the Chargers...Registered 130 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, as a senior...Totaled 18.5 sacks in his senior season for a combined three-year total of 37 sacks to become the career sacks leader at Chancellor...Rated as a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Was an ESPN300 recruit, ranking No. 247th nationally...Rated the No. 7 recruit in Virginia, No. 28 prospect in the region and the No. 17 defensive end nationally by ESPN...Ranked No. 5 in Virginia, No. 5 nationally at strong-side defensive end and No. 186 overall by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 3 in Virginia, No. 4 in the East and No. 24 overall among defensive ends by Scout...Rated No. 264 on the Scout 300 list...Rated as the No. 136 overall recruit by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in Virginia and No. 5 strong-side defensive end in the nation by Rivals...Also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal: Full name is Yetur Akkub Gross-Matos...Son of Sakinah and Robert Matos...Has one brother, Robby, and two sisters, Qeturah and Cristina...Hobbies include drawing and music...Has career ambitions to serve underprivileged youth in some capacity...Born February 26, 1998 in New Jersey.

2017 Signing Day Central

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