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'05 PA LB Andre Mathis (Tennessee signee)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckskin86, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Mathis to announce tomorrow? This was a quote from Rico McCoy talking about Mathis...

  2. casey_buckeye

    casey_buckeye 3rd time is a charm! Miami in January!

    Andre and Rico are both going to Tennessee, unfortunately.
  3. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    casey buckeye,

    Anything to back that up, or are you just a "glass half empty" type?
  4. devily_buck

    devily_buck Wisconsin's Finest

    Care to grace us with your sources?
  5. casey_buckeye

    casey_buckeye 3rd time is a charm! Miami in January!

    no sources, just a gut feeling..rivals100 already says Andre is announcing for Tennessee at 4:00 today...
  6. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Article on the commitment.

    Vol Rivals premium

    Andre's HS coach thinks he was swayed to Tenn. on his visit. Mathis is not quoted in the article.
  7. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    I don't think that anyone would be surprised with a Mathis verbal to UT.

    I think that Rico is another story. This is a guy that Buckeye fans feel that they have a legitimate shot at, so to come on and make a definitive "he's not coming" statement is going to ruffle some feathers.

    Is your gut often right or wrong, by the way?
  8. Folanator

    Folanator Brawndo's got electrolytes...

    My gut tells me I am gona see if the feedback button is working.
  9. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    mathis listed ut as his favorite after his msu visit but before his ut and osu visits. so i dont think anyone should be surprised at his going to ut.

    mccoy has always had osu as his co-leader, or outright leader. the appeal of his ut visit will fade, and he will get an in-home with JT (fulmer already used his up) and he will become a buckeye.

    for the poster who said he has a gut feeling:

    i have had those as well. but i have learned that my gut is only accurate in predicting two things: the need for intake and the need to output.
  10. casey_buckeye

    casey_buckeye 3rd time is a charm! Miami in January!

    Tressel and Fulmer are scheduled to have in-home visits today according to the last update.... from Gary Housteau: "I've got a tough decision on my hands," said McCoy who will host both coaching staffs in-home on Tuesday. "Yes I do!"
    I hope he is a Buckeye, but every year we seem to lose out in the end like this!
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2004
  11. gobucks19

    gobucks19 JT's #1 recruit

    If Fulmer was at his house waiting for him upon his return from his tOSU visit, how can he still have an in-home visit scheduled? I would think any contact on at a recruit's house [except phone/mail] would be considered an in-home.
  12. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    All the update says is both staffs will be visiting McCoy this week. It never said Fulmer was visiting and he shouldn't be considering he was at his house after his Buckeye official. If Tressel has yet to use his in home with Rico you have to think advantage Ohio State.
  13. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Do not read this title Staff Member

    I think this is an accurate analysis.
  14. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    I agree with NYB......we get last at bat....
  15. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Vols Land Pa. LB - The Insiders RecruitingFB

    Vols Land Pa. LB
    By Bob Lichtenfels**East Recruiting Analyst
    Date: Dec 14, 2004

    Andre Mathis had things narrowed down between the Volunteers and Buckeyes. Well, he made his decision and this four-star linebacker is headed to Tennessee.

    Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep four-star linebacker Andre Mathis (6-2, 225, 4.6) has decided to announce his verbal commitment to attend the University of Tennessee. After returning home from his official visit, Mathis decided the opportunity was to good to pass up.

    “I called Coach Jimmy Ray Stephens last night and told him I was committing to Tennessee,” Mathis said. “I just felt real comfortable down there, the players were real cool, and I felt at home.”

    Playing time was a big issue with the No. 21 rated linebacker in the country by It turned out to be the determining factor of why he chose the Volunteers over Ohio State.

    “They said I would get to play early, if not at linebacker then definitely on special teams,” said Mathis. Mathis and his father are very close. A few people figured distance might play a factor in Mathis’ decision.
    “He’ll be able to fly down to my games."

    In an ironic twist last night, one hour after he had made his decision, Florida called and offered him a scholarship and a chance for an official visit. Mathis had been mentioning an interest in Florida, although they had never officially offered. The late pitch was not enough to sway Mathis.

    “I told them I’m done, and I’m going to Tennessee.

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