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Mathis could determine trips soon

Joe Mathis is looking at official visits to Washington and Texas A&M but the Upland, Calif., four-star defensive end has been so focused on his team he hasn't worried much lately about the recruiting process.
That could change in the next few weeks.
"I haven't really even been thinking about that," Mathis said. "I should know by the first game. I'm going to really start thinking about my visits. I've just been focusing on school and the football team."
After working out at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge and The Opening, Mathis has turned his focus to his senior season. He's going to be busy playing all over the field and the 6-foot-4, 243-pound four-star is excited for how things could turn out.
"It's going to be really exciting because we have a lot of secret weapons on our team and people don't know about our players," Mathis said.
"It's going to be really interesting to play against the top teams and they're going to be really surprised. It's going to be really cool because our team is really good this year, even better than last year."
Mathis, rated as the sixth-best strong-side defensive end and No. 71 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, is going to have roles on both sides of the ball.
"They're going to have my hand in the dirt and some at middle linebacker and some at nose guard," Mathis said.
"They're going to move me all around the field so teams can't run away from me. I'm also starting at fullback and I'm going to play some tight end, slot and running back."
Washington and Texas A&M will probably get visits from Mathis, who had been committed to the Huskies earlier in his recruitment. He has also talked highly of Michigan, Nebraska and others.