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Mathis makes his decision

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Another Miramar Patriot will call Morgantown, West Virginia home for his college career.
"I committed to West Virginia," Miramar (Fla.) wide receiver Devonte Mathis said Tuesday morning.
"I just committed to them," Mathis added. "I talked to Coach (Dana) Holgorsen and they were real excited about me committing. They said that they had been waiting on it. They said it felt good to have another Patriot in their future, joining the Mountaineer family."
While some prospects are concerned or uneasy about the Mountaineers departing the Big East for the Big 12, Mathis gives the decision his full support and is looking forward to their new conference home.
"I like their move to the Big 12," Mathis said.
A major reason for the 6-foot-1, 205-pound wide receiver making the decision was his comfort and interest in being a part of Holgorsen's high-flying offensive attack.
"I also like the offense and how they are producing right now," Mathis said. "I like how they throw the ball a lot and use their wide receivers. It made my decision easy."
When Mathis arrives in Morgantown, he will be surrounded by a lot of familiar faces. Some former Miramar prospects who call Morgantown home include quarterback Geno Smith and wide receivers Ivan McCartney and Stedman Bailey. Mathis has spoke with them about their feelings towards West Virginia.
"They all talk about how the program is and how they like the offense," Mathis said. "They also talk about their relationships with the coaches. That was a big part of it for me."
Despite his commitment, Mathis isn't ready to say his recruitment is entirely finished.
"I am still going to try and take some other visits," Mathis said. "I still plan on taking visits. I think I am going to go to UCLA, the coach pushed my visit back to after the season. I also plan to try to get to North Carolina. I haven't really discussed anywhere else right now."
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