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2011 Georgia State Football Recruiting: Jerry Mathis Verbals to Samford

Jerry Mathis of Rockdale HS in Conyers has verballed to Samford via his Facebook page.  "Just Made One Of The Biggest Decisions Of My Life."  With that, he posted a picture from his official visit this past weekend donning the Blue jersey of the Bulldogs of Birmingham.

Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution spoke with Mathis and discussed why he choose Samford instead of Georgia State:

“I felt that it was a good move for me and it was the best opportunity for me as far as football and education,” Mathis said. “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season to face the reigning champions the Auburn Tigers. I was looking into Georgia State but their defensive line filled. The coaches there really wanted me but I guess their timing was a little off. But I feel I made the right decision.”

This is a loss but not a big loss as word is that the Panthers have signed a JUCO DE from California.  We discussed his original offer and much more info on Mathis can be found here.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.