January 19, 2007
Nation's leading rusher commits to Fresno State
Fresno State has done a great job at keeping players from its back yard at home and another one has made his choice. The talented athlete from Bakersfield (Calif.) West High School has decided to play for the Bulldogs in the coming years and is commitment #20 for Fresno State.
Bakersfield West athlete Ryan Mathews chose Fresno State over offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Nevada and San Diego State. He says staying close to home was a big thing.
"I committed yesterday," Mathews said. "It feels real good. It is in the valley and I am going to be playing with guys that were my rivals at Bakersfield."
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