Mathis (6-3, 205) fits the physical profile that the new UK staff has been targeting in their secondary recruiting. He had 37 tackles and one interception last year for Kilgore, the same program that produced 2013 Wildcat signee Steven Borden.
The commitment, originally reported locally by Chris Fisher of The Cats' Pause, gives Kentucky 25 verbal commitments in the Class of 2014, including five defensive backs. The Cats previously landed commitments from cornerbacks Mike Edwards, Shyquawn Pullium and Jared Tucker, as well as safety Darius West.
Stay tuned for more details on Mathis' commitment as they become available.