Three-star LB Mario Mathis picks UCF

Once a part of Mississippi's recruiting class, Mario Mathis (Thomasville, Ga./Thomasville) has found a new home.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker took a trip down to Orlando, Fla., on Monday to check out UCF's campus again. And Mathis is now a part of the Knights' 2013 class.

"I loved it when I visited it," he said. "When I met coach George O'Leary, it just drew me in. That was the main reason."

Mathis becomes the second Knights commitment from Georgia, joining Justin Holman (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson). Mathis also becomes the second three-star outside linebacker commitment of the class.

With the addition of Mathis, UCF is now up to 13 commitments for the current cycle.