I’m a strong believer in landing a QB early in a recruiting class. It gives you a face for the class, and a guy that can help lead the class. Coach Matt Campbell seems to have that same philosophy, as Iowa State has landed their quarterback for 2019. His commitment comes nearly two years before the class signs.
Mathis is the first commitment in the 2019 class for Iowa State, and his commitment puts them at 10th in the 2019 class rankings on 247 sports, though that really doesn’t mean anything right now.
— DwanMathis (@DwanMathis) February 12, 2017
THE MATHIS FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Rank||Star Rank|
|Dwan Mathis||Belleville, MI||Dual QB||Unranked||Unranked|
Mathis chose Iowa State over a plethora of Mac schools, as well as a couple Big Ten schools. He had offers from Akron, Toledo, Central Michigan, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, and was receiving interest from Michigan and Michigan State.
Dwan decided on Iowa State following a visit to campus the day before, and credited the coaching staff, and others around the program as being his main reason for choosing to be a Cyclone.
From the Des Moines Register:
“I just got a different vibe from the people there,” Mathis said. “It’s just so different than any other visit that I had been on.”
He also spoke about head coach Matt Campbell, and the rest of the coaching staff as being a big part of why he mad his decision:
“I love the coaching staff and I love Coach Campbell,” Mathis said. “The coaches are real with you and they tell you the inside scoop about everything and what they plan to do with you when you get there.”
The 6-foot-4, 185 gunslinger has a high upside with a good frame and a very strong arm, and he’s also able to make plays with his legs. He’s still raw, but could be very good if he works on his technique, and improves his accuracy.
An underrated 2019 prospect, that lives nearly 600 miles from campus and committed two years early, will probably be subject to rumors of flipping before all is said and done. Especially, if interest from bigger schools like Michigan State, or Michigan that are closer to home picks up. Mathis will likely be a Cyclone, which is a big get for coach Campbell, but don’t surprised if Michigan comes knocking.