Woody High’s Trevon Mathis is Gathering Interest
Posted June 10, 2013 7:23 pm
Trevon Mathis is a WPIAL defensive back that has been under the radar in the recruiting world the past few months. All that has changed within the past 10 days as Trevon started to get college attention as word of his name started to get out. Preps.com got a chance to catch up with Mathis and discuss his recruitment and help him gain the public’s attention.
Mathis is a lockdown corner who made most of his plays during the season on the defensive side of the ball. He was used a little bit on the offensive side of the ball, but Trevon shines in the defensive secondary. Rounding out the Woodland Hills secondary is Chris David and Harry Randall, both of which are getting a lot of college interest also. Woodland Hills looks to have a top 5 secondary in the state for the 2013 upcoming season with this trio.
Recruitment was sort of quiet for Mathis a few months ago, but it all changed once Georgia Tech got a hold on his tape. Georgia Tech offered first and it sparked 5 other others as he has six altogether according to his coach. Others to offer include Old Dominion, CalU, and James Madison. It is being said Pitt and West Virginia are next to offer as they have been keeping in close contact and have seen him practice live.
Mathis makes playing cornerback look easy. He ran a 4.3 forty yard dash (hand-timed) at a workout at Woodland Hills High School. This sort of speed is hard to come by, and people might even question it; until you watch his tape. Mathis has ridiculous closing speed. Even better than his closing speed is his recovering speed. Many teams try Mathis on a double move, and many teams have been burned on it as Mathis almost always makes a great play on the ball. He possesses great ball skills, and is deadly when the ball gets into his hands, especially in the open field.
Mathis plans to attend many college camps throughout the summer and get some more exposure. He will be going to West Virginia this Friday, Ohio State on the 21st and then Pitt on the 22nd. He also plans on going down to Georgia Tech for a 7 on 7 in July. Look for Mathis to keep blowing up throughout the summer and don’t be surprised if he ends up with 15-20 offers.
Below are highlights of his junior year: