When Colorado's coaching staff was out recruiting numerous Upland, Calif., players this season they also noticed top junior defensive end Joe Mathis and now the 6-foot-4, 250-pound prospect has an offer from the Buffaloes.
It's another big-time offer for the 2013 recruit who had previously been committed to Washington but decided to reopen things recently. Back on the market, Mathis said he plans to take things slowly the second time around.
"It's cool," Mathis said of the new offer from Colorado. "I'm still taking the process slowly.
"They've been sending me a lot of mail. The coach was recruiting Christian Powell, Donta Abron and Marques Mosley so he was up there checking us out and came to a couple games. They offered so that's pretty good."
So far, Mathis, who finished with 79 tackles and six sacks in his junior season and helped lead Upland to a 12-1 record, lists offers from Colorado, Indiana, UCLA and Washington.
He said USC, Oregon State and Michigan have been showing a lot of interest since the end of the season.
Because Mathis has already made a pledge and then decided to back out, he plans to take things extra slow with recruiting.
The 2013 standout wants to take visits, meet with coaching staffs and really get a feel for where things are headed before making another decision.
That means recruiting will probably drag on through this off-season as the junior defensive end gets a much better feel for things - and sees which programs end up offering him.
"I'm going to take it really slow," Mathis said.
"I still have some top schools but I'm taking it slow right now. My parents thought it was the right choice to commit (to Washington early on) but I'm going to take it really slow and see what happens from here on out."