Merges With The Natural State Sports Network

The Natural State Sports Network is excited to announce the merge of with The Natural State Sports Network.  Our mission is to bring the student-athletes of Arkansas the recognition they deserve.  With Luke’s 17+ years of experience covering Arkansas prep sports, we are working to bring you the most in depth coverage of prep sports available in Arkansas.

Luke joins our team alongside Kyle Sutherland and Kevin Bohannon to publish written and video content of and for our student-athletes.  If you have story suggestions, please email

Below is the “About Us” from (ArkansasVarsity LLC) has been covering Arkansas High School sports since the 2006 football season.If you enjoy great instate photos, videos, recruiting information, message board conversations, and inside information then you’ll want to be a part of this website. covers the majority of instate camps including several 7-on-7 camps, combines, and other activities to include high school and collegiate game coverage.

Publisher Luke Matheson has been involved with for several years and stepped into the publisher role in late 2007. He has been working on forming relationships with coaches, athletes, parents, and administrators since that time. has also been featured on the front page of, in the PBS Frontline documentary ‘Football High’, and in countless magazine articles and online blogs.

You won’t find publishers as dedicated to their community, sports, and athletes as Luke Matheson . Luke handles the day-to-day operations on ArkansasVarsity in addition to assisting athletes at football camps, speaking at recruiting clinics, and helping identify and evaluate talent.

Luke is a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and served eight years in the United States Army. Upon being discharged honorably from the US Army in 2006, he worked as a staff writer for, before being named publisher in late 2007.

Luke and his wife currently reside in Sheridan with their three children.