Joe Mathis Visiting This Weekend (Attempt #2)

Submitted by a2_electricboogaloo on April 4th, 2012 at 12:28 PM

As many of you probably read Joe Mathis (4* SDE from California) reported to Tremendous this weekend while going to the Midwest Showcase in Detroit, then cancelled his visit to due to personal reasons.  However, there has been another change in plans according to Tremendous:

I'm late to the party, but just confirmed with Joe Mathis that he's coming to Michigan this weekend. Resume your anticipation.

It seems like he will be visiting Ann Arbor on Friday, before going to the Showcase during the weekend.  This has the makings of being an important weekend for SDE recruiting, as according to MGoBlueGR:

One remaining need for the class is a strong side DE, so the coaches got 3 different 4 star SDEs to visit this week! #goblue

The two other DEs visiting this weekend are Josh Augusta and Wyatt Teller

Let the excitement recommence.



April 4th, 2012 at 12:44 PM ^

Trey Burke announces he is staying, and Joe Mathis announces he is coming. It would be a great weekend if both these statements come to fruition.

Ron Utah

April 4th, 2012 at 2:15 PM ^

It's not like these guys can visit anytime.  They're in the area and they should visit if they can.  Sure, we'll probably only take one recruit, but any of these guys has the talent we're looking for, and I think having them visit when they can is the smart thing to do.  It's not like they'll be talking to Hoke at the same time.

We NEED a SDE, so yes, bring as many as we can find that would be good fits for the program.


April 4th, 2012 at 3:08 PM ^

As much as I want to get the highest rated prospects like Bosa, who said he'd visit, to commit I have total faith in the coaches and their ability to scout players anymore. If we get a 3 star underweight prospect at every position I have confidence that those kids will play harder for Michigan than any other kid I was hoping for. They sure do know what they're doing in recruiting. Pipkins and Kugler for example.


April 4th, 2012 at 4:34 PM ^

Augusta, Teller, Mathis, and Bosa are all visiting within the next 10 days and are all competing for one SDE spot.  Is this a rush to get the final spot?  Everyone is trying to get a visit in.  How does the coaching staff manage this process and get the best recruit?  And waiting in the wings (per 247Sports), Alquadin Muhammad also has interest in Michigan.  Below is their composite ranking.

40 SDE Joey Bosa 6/5 260 Fort Lauderdale FL
59 SDE Alquadin Muhammad 6/4 225 Ramsey NJ
146 SDE Joe Mathis 6/4 250 Upland CA
221 SDE Wyatt Teller 6/5 250 Bealeton VA
394 SDE Josh Augusta 6/5 260 Peoria IL

This chair should be filled soon.