Toledo finally made its big recruiting splash just a few days ago with the commitment of three-star outside-linebacker, Anthony Davis and two-star defensive tackle, Ikeem Allen, but the Rockets aren't stopping yet. Instead, they got two extremely important commitments for two highly needed positions to fill.
On Tuesday, Matt Campbell and his staff got a commitment from Trevon Mathis, a cornerback out of Woodland Hills, Pennsylvania. Mathis' impact on Toledo's 2014 recruiting class cannot be understated. A three-star recruit as listed by ESPN Recruiting Nation, Mathis is a 5'11, 170 lb. defensive back who was extremely high on the Rockets' recruiting board. Mathis had offers from bigger programs such as Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech, as well as Kent State, Massachusetts, Old Dominion and James Madison. Assistant coaches Jason Candle and D.K. McDonald sealed the deal for the Rockets in Mathis' recruitment which came just four days following his official visit to Toledo. Mathis is an aggressive and confident corner that portrays quick recovery skills along with the ability to change directions against quicker wide outs. He has a chance to play a role in Toledo's secondary as early as this coming fall in some nickel or dime packages.
The second commitment in the past two days came on Wednesday from Bill Weber, a big offensive lineman out of Coppell, Texas. Weber possesses a soild frame at 6'5, 310 lb. and is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals. Aside from Toledo, Weber had interest from Harvard, Tulsa, New Mexico, and New Mexico State. Weber is still seen as a raw talent by many but has an outstanding work ethic and high energy motor which will help him get better at the next level.
With just two weeks remaining before signing day on February 5th, Toledo continues to make some splashes. One thing is for certain: Campbell and his staff won't be resting for the next two weeks.
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