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Recruiting Profile: Michael Mathis

Highly rated JUCO athlete chose KU over Kentucky this past summer.


Height: 6'2"

Weight: 210 lbs.

Hometown:  Crosby, TX

High School: Crosby High School

Junior College: Kilgore CC, Kilgore, TX

Rating: #3 JUCO ATH per ESPN

Rivals: ***

ESPN: ***

Signed: 8/2/2014

Recruited by:  Dave Campo

Also Offered by: Kentucky


Junior College

Scouting Report

Played two seasons of football at Kilgore Junior College under head coach J.J. Eckert.  Redshirted during the 2014 season.  Recorded 37 tackles and two interceptions playing as a freshman for the Rangers in 2012.  Tallied 43 tackles, four interceptions with one resulting in a touchdown and a forced fumble in 2013.

Earned one letter in football at Crosby HS, playing for head coach Kevin Flanigan.  Did not go out for football until his senior year.  Finished with eight interceptions on the season, including three interceptions in a game against Bay City HS.  Earned second-team all-district honors in football during his lone season of playing in 2011.  A three-year member of the varsity basketball team.  Earned all-conference honorable mention honors for basketball in 2009, second-team all-district in 2010 and first-team all-district and all-district MVP runner-up in 2011.

David Beaty says: "Michael has terrific size and also possesses great burst and acceleration. He is one of the more physical tacklers we have seen at the cornerback position."