Add Miami to the sweepstakes for Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep receiver Jacob Mathis. Before the Hurricanes offered, Florida was the biggest name after the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Mathis, a class of 2016 prospect.
Now, Mathis has three solid in-state options, including UCF.
"I talked to coach Scott," Mathis said. "And he gave me background on the school and facilities and talked about me getting down there and things like that. And then he just offered me at the end of our talk.
"I was excited because it's in Florida and it's a nice school. I can get a good education there."
While Mathis plays exclusively at receiver for Berkeley Prep, he's being recruited as a tight end. He said the Canes plan on using him in other positions.
"I'll probably being playing h-back, tight end," he said. "So I'll probably be playing some slot and outside if they needed that. They would be moving me around."
So far, all schools offering Mathis are recruiting him as tight end.
"Most of the schools offering me, the way there offense is it's not a traditional tight end," Mathis said. "It's more of an h-back and slot. Plus, if I have to, I can block so it's not that big of a deal. Wherever they need me and wherever I can produce at is where I want to be. I don't have a personal preference on that."
With it being early in the recruiting process for Mathis, Miami and the other state schools along with his lone out-of-state offer at the moment - Ole Miss are all equally in the mix.
"It's pretty even," Mathis said. "Obviously some schools are more prestigious than others, but I would still consider everything as an option so far."