Joe Mathis had just committed to Washington in late October but the Upland, Calif., 2013 defensive end is already rethinking his recruitment because his recruiter, assistant coach Demetrice Martin, has left the Huskies for UCLA.
Mathis, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect who finished with 79 tackles and six sacks in his junior season, is staying committed to Washington but is much more open to looking at other programs.
Upland finished its season 12-1.
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"I'm open to anybody right now," Mathis said. "I changed that because coach Martin, my recruiter, left for UCLA so I'm a soft verbal commit right now.
"That affects it a lot. I like Washington because of the coach and my cousin but I heard my cousin (Terrence Ross) might go to the NBA Draft and now it's messing up. I'm not de-committing but it's a soft verbal so I'm open to anybody right now."
Mathis, who also has an offer from Indiana, said he's been hearing lots more from USC, Tennessee, Colorado and some other programs and that he wants to consider all teams during the off-season.
Washington is still very much under consideration but the 2013 standout doesn't want to close out any options because things for the Huskies are already changing.
"I've been talking to a lot of schools lately and I've liked a lot of the schools the more interest I'm getting," Mathis said.
"I like how the coaches are talking to me and telling me about the grades and the tutors they have for every class. I like what they're saying. I'm going to keep all my options open."