Mathis likes Big Ten schools

Joe Mathis did not make it to Cal's spring game but the four-star defensive end from Upland, Calif., is expected to be at Washington's junior day and spring game this weekend and he's excited about the trip.
Mathis, a 6-foot-4, 254-pound recruit, had been committed to the Huskies earlier in the recruiting process but decided to open back up and things have taken off for him since that time.
"I want to go up there to see what they're talking about," Mathis said.
"I want to see how the team is doing and I want to see the place. They've been saying all this stuff about the program and I want to go up there and see if it's true or not."
The four-star prospect recently returned from trips to Michigan and Nebraska and was blown away by both Big 10 schools.
Nebraska might have the slight edge especially since Mathis had a chance to spend more time with the Huskers' coaching staff.
The Upland star said Nebraska is definitely in good shape in his recruitment but he does not have a leader at this point. Since so many schools are still involved, Mathis wants to keep all options open as the off-season continues.
"I liked (Nebraska) at first but then I stopped liking them but after I visited them I was like 'Man, both of these schools are really nice,'" Mathis said.
"I like Nebraska a little bit more. I got to spend four days with the coaches. I spent a lot of time with the head coach and the defensive line coach. It was pretty big."
Although there is still a lot of time for things to change, Mathis said USC is no longer in his top five. Alabama, Oklahoma and others are also involved but the four-star is not expected to make his decision until probably after his senior season.