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Impact Report: Joe Mathis

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It's been a long time coming for Joe Mathis, but for the 6-foot-4, 255-pound athlete from Upland, Calif., the recruiting process ended up coming full circle. Mathis, a cousin of former Washington basketball star Terrence Ross, committed to the Huskies in October of 2011 when he was verbally offered by UW - citing his relationship with Ross and fondness for a school he followed as a little kid.

By Signing Day 2012, however, Mathis was rolling in new offers. By the time he made his final decision Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, he could have gone pretty much anywhere he wanted as a top-15 ranked defensive end nationally by Scout.com With hats from Alabama, USC, UCLA and Washington on the table, Mathis first lingered over the USC hat before quickly picking up the one in...

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