Spokane's Mattingly lands WSU offer

SPOKANE'S DANNY MATTINGLY was feeling "a little fuzzy" coming out of the dentist's office today when he got word to call WSU defensive coordinator Mike Breske. So it might have taken a few extra seconds for the words to sink in – Washington State, where his brother Andy played, was offering him a scholie.

"He said they liked me as an athlete, not focusing on any position, but just as someone who will work hard and play well," said Danny Mattingly.

Mattingly, out of Mead High, said he doesn't have a preference between offense and defense.

"I'm 6-5, 225, and it's pretty much either linebacker or tight end," said Mattingly, who added he doesn't see himself putting his hand down – if he's a defensive end at the next level he sees himself being a standup d-end in a 3-4 scheme.

Mattingly was named the Co-Defensive MVP of the GSL this past season along with first team honors. He racked up 73 tackles with five interceptions, two sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He also blocked two punts. Offensively he had 30 receptions for 350 yards with eight TDs.

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DISTANCE COULD PLAY a factor in his decision, Mattingly said he doesn't want to go so far away he rarely sees family and friends.

Danny said brother Andy Mattingly, who now works in the oil industry in California, gave him some advice about the recruiting process.

He said to take my time, choose a school that's right for me..Once it feels right, once it feels good, then (make your decision). You don't want to have any regrets.

MATTINGLY ALSO RECEIVED an offer from Utah today, upping his Pac-12 scholarships to three including UW.

He said he plans to be at Washington State's junior day event on Feb. 25. He also plans on attending the UW junior day in March and possibly to also make his way down to UCLA.

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