Physical defender with solid technique ... Has a wealth of potential ... Is third on the depth chart at middle linebacker after spring drills behind a pair of seniors in Jay Henderson and Randy Ricks.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2016)
Redshirted his first season, where he was named the team's Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
Was the Co-Channel League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and a first-team all-league pick ... A three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, 247sports and ESPN ... Wasranked as the fifth-best inside linebacker in California by Rivals, the sixth best on the West Coast and the 39th in the country ... Received a grade of 82 by Scout and a 73 by ESPN.
Reece Dru Mathis was born April 18, 1998, in Ventura, Calif. ... Son of Reece and Karie Mathis ... Recently worked as an office assistant for a law firm ... Picked San Diego State over other offers from Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Jose State, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wyoming ... A criminal justice major.