The Washington Huskies got a big boost to they’re recruiting class over the last couple days with two big commitments.
Joe Mathis, a 6-4, 255 lb DE from Upland, CA committed to Washington during the US Army All-American Bowl. Mathis, according to scout.com, is the 15th ranked Defensive End in the country.
Mathis is a high energy player coming off the edge and has the kind of frame that could even bulk up in to a tackle down the road. He’s very strong, and his closing speed is as good as you’ll see at this level. He pursues to the football very well and his backside support is so good that it’s tough to run away from him.
Also committed to the Huskies was 5-11 175 lb WR John Ross of Jordan HS in Long Beach, CA. Ross committed to UW during the Semper Fi Bowl yesterday. Ross is a versatile WR with also the potential to be a shut down corner at the college level. Scout.com has Ross listed as the 28th rated WR in the country.
With these two commits, Washington’s recruiting class for 2013 has jumped as high as 11th in the country, and 3rd in the Pac-12 only behind UCLA and USC. Washington has eight 4-Star commits, two of which are in the top 100.
It will be interesting to see however, if Daeshon Hall and Darrell Daniels, who are both soft verbal commitments, will stick to their words. Daniels the #19 WR, from Oakley, CA appears he will sign at UW next month. Hall on the other hand maybe wavering. Hall, and his best friend Demarcus Ayers, a WSU soft verbal, decided that they are trip around the country to “make sure that it’s the right fit for both of them”. Stay tuned to possible developments with Hall arise.