Joe Mathis dominates Rivals SoCal Showcase

Submitted by M-Go-Away on June 3rd, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Apparently Mathis was an absolute beast this weekend against some top talent. Another tip of the hat to our recruiters and to Mathis for working hard to keep improving.

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June 3rd, 2012 at 10:05 PM ^

Something just tells me that he's going to end up staying on the west coast. I think he's going to be one of those guys that pick a school that just started recruiting him the week prior.


June 4th, 2012 at 12:01 AM ^

With likely one DL spot remaining, we can try to fill it with one of Mathis, Teller, or Muhammad. Not in great standing with any of them, but we only need one.


June 4th, 2012 at 3:12 AM ^

Saw him as a 3-tech, though he is rumored to be recruited at 3 or 5. I say rumored because I can't remember who was saying it or if it's confirmed. FWIW, I believe JC Shurburtt thought Michigan could end up leading for Bower but is now saying SEC. He also is "liking" ND leading for Muhammad. ND will have two DEs (Mutuska & Rochell) by the time Muhammad gets started. Shurburtt's predictions seem to be very loose and often changed, just throwing the connected names around.


June 4th, 2012 at 2:54 PM ^

Rumored to be favoring Virginia. Until he visits and we get a reaction, we can't consider Michigan to be in good position to land him. Point is, we're not entirely sure of his true level of interest until he visits. Has seen VT and Virginia multiple times, I believe.

Perkis-Size Me

June 4th, 2012 at 12:19 AM ^

I feel like this is the type of kid that will commit to whoever he gives his last visit to. He said Michigan was his favorite after visiting, then Nebraska was his favorite after visiting there. I understand these are 17-18 year old kids with a big decision to make, but I get the feeling he doesn't really know what he wants in a school just yet.

Mr. Yost

June 4th, 2012 at 8:28 AM ^

I just think Mathis ends up at Washington, if not Nebraska. Michigan --- and I know he says USC is out, but I don't buy it...I got them tied for third.

With that said, IF this goes down to the wire...all bets are off. I'll take Hoke/Mattison/Montgomery vs. any staff in the country, INCLUDING Washington's super recruiting staff in a Signing Day Special.

If this goes late...I see a Donovan Warren type surprise late in the year and I like our chances. However, this kid is as predictable as the weekend weather forcast in any city east of the Mississippi.

Mr. Rager

June 4th, 2012 at 9:39 AM ^

We have 4 or 5 slots left for recruits in this class (most likely).  In order of importance:

First tier: 1 WR / 1 DB

Second tier:  1 RB

Third tier:  ???? 

Most likely we will use the last (or two last) schollies on "best player available" - so Mathis could fit in there.  Then you realize who we are talking about and know the kid is never coming to Michigan and it was a mirage the entire time.