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Four-star has Big 12 favorite

Joe Mathis was excited about new offers from Oregon State and Washington State on Wednesday night and by Thursday morning he had gotten another major offer.
Oklahoma offered the four-star defensive end from Upland, Calif., and Mathis said the Sooners jump right to the top of his list.
"It's one of the best programs around so they're my top college choice now," Mathis said.
The new offers from Oregon State and Washington State also stand out to the 6-foot-4, 250-pound prospect who finished with 79 tackles and six sacks in his junior season as Upland finished 12-1.
Teammate Kenny Lawler, a four-star wide receiver, had been recruited heavily by the Beavers and the Cougars but signed with Cal last week.
"I just sent my highlight video and I put it on Facebook for the coaches," Mathis said. "I just got a message that the head coaches wanted to talk to me and they both offered.
"My god brother, Kenny Lawler, those were two of his choices. He said he liked all of them but he went to Cal. I heard good things about them but I don't know that much yet."
This weekend Mathis, rated No. 93 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, will visit USC for its junior day and said he hopes an offer comes from the Trojans. The Upland standout said he's been talking to coaches from there and an offer would be huge in his recruitment.
"The coaches are really excited for me coming up there," Mathis said. "I talk to coach (James) Cregg a lot and I talk to coach (Ed Orgeron). I think they're really close to offering so we'll see."
Oregon might be close as well. After seeing Mathis, who had previously been committed to Washington, on his highlight film there is definite interest from the Ducks.
"Oregon saw my film and they hit me back and they said they want me really bad," Mathis said. "That might be the next offer but I don't know."
In total, Mathis lists offers from Colorado, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State. The Bruins are also definitely considered high in his recruitment, too.