Joe Mathis, one of the top defensive end prospects from the 2013 class, has reportedly committed to the Washington Huskies. Mathis announced his choice during the 2013 US Army All-American Bowl, giving Washington another strong addition to an already strong recruit class.
Mathis is widely recognized as a four-star prospect, was ranked the 11th best strongside defensive end by Rivals.com and was 251st on the ESPN300. The Upland, Calif. native recieved offers from most of the Pac-12 heavyweights as well as from far-off star programs such as Alabama, Texas A&M and Nebraska. Mathis had previously committed and then decommited to Washington, but after surveying the offers available he opted to return to the Huskies.
6'4, 255-pound Mathis has drawn praise for his run defense from both a strength perspective and his ability to pursue the ball. Daeshon Hall, Elijah Qualls and Andrew Basham are other four-star defensive line prospects committed to Washington.