The success of any recruiting class almost always centers around the quarterback. Michigan State hopes they have found their rising star in the 2019 class.
Oak Park High School (MI.) quarterback Dwan Mathis has had an unusual recruiting process, one that saw him initially commit to Iowa State. After decommiting from Iowa State in June, Mathis made an unofficial visit to Michigan State and received an offer shortly after.
Dreams truly come true blessed to receive my dream offer from Michigan State #SpartanDwags pic.twitter.com/J7jJAan1XD— DM5 (@DwanMathis) July 12, 2017
Mathis is the No. 12 quarterback overall in the 2019 class and the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback, according to 247Sports rankings.
The quarterback has shot up recruiting boards this summer after an impressive performance at the summer camp circuit. He even earned quarterback MVP honors at Rivals 3 Stripe Columbus.
The Iowa State commit won the quarterback MVP, though, after showing off a very talented arm. Still a sophomore, Mathis has some fundamentals to work on in the coming years, but he has already made great strides in that department from when we first saw him as a freshman.
During that same camp, Mathis proved to be a more than competent wide receiver as well. Although, if he were to make it to East Lansing, he would project out as a quarterback.
Mathis’ decision isn’t excitement doesn’t exactly make him a lock for Michigan State, however. The Spartans have a young group of quarterbacks already and received a commitment from 2018 four-star quarterback Theo Day.
More than that, Mathis’ recruitment from other schools is far from over. Mathis has offers from Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati among others.
He also still has a visit scheduled with Ohio State. According to Land Of Ten, Mathis made an unannounced trip to Columbus already and left as a very real target of the Buckeyes.