Note- from the same area (different school) as Mitchum
Weight: 227 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds
2003 Statistics: Mathis had 84 tackles (40 solos) and 2.5 sacks
GPA: 2.82- wants to be engineering major
Bio Notes: Andre was a second team AAAA All-state selection as a junior. He was also first team All-Metro. Helped the Ramblers to the state western semi-finals.
Schools in the Running: Iowa, Miami-FL, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia - current offers include WVU and PSU- he wants to decide before the season starts
Andre Mathis, Jr., a 6'2", 220 lb., 4.55/40 linebacker/tight end from Erie (Cathedral Prep), PA is getting a good amount of early interest from a variety of programs, aside from Penn State, like Michigan, Iowa, Miami, West Virginia, Syracuse and Ohio State.
Andre (left, Cathedral Prep) is predicted to be among one of the most highly recruited Pennsylvania prosepcts this year. He was honored this past season as a second team All-State selection at linebacker. He was also honored as a first team All-Metro selection this past year and was an honorable mention on the All-Pennsylvania Football News Class AAA team.
He rolled up an impressive 88 tackles this past season, 36 more than any other teammate of his. He is said to be very agile and aggressive on pursuits. This agility and quickness is illustrated by the fact he competes in the 400 meter dash for Cathedral Prep's track team. Despite missing significant parts of two games this past season he also had 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles.
He led his the Cathedral defense this year, helping to pave the road for his team to progress all the way to the Pennsylvania state western semi-finals.
According to TheInsiders reports that Penn State has apparently offered Andre a scholarship. It is anticipated that the Nittany Lions are looking at him early on as a linebacker prospect, but given his athletic abilities he could succeed on defense at linebacker or offense at tight end.