There was not a lot of good for the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, as the team self-destructed against Notre Dame in a 38 to 18 loss. However, great news also came for the Spartans yesterday, as four-star dual-threat quarterback Dwan Mathis committed to Michigan State.
I'm coming home spartandawgs pic.twitter.com/sOjrDGZwZc— DM5 (@DwanMathis) September 23, 2017
Mathis becoming a Spartan has been speculated ever since he was offered by Michigan State in July, after de-committing from Iowa State in June. Mathis was clearly excited, and called it his “dream offer.”
Mathis stands at 6-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 196 pounds. He is The No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in 2019, as well as the No. 6 player in the state of Michigan, according to the 247Sports Composite. He also ranks as the 237th prospect overall in the class.
According to Scout.com, Mathis is the top dual-threat quarterback in the Midwest. Rivals, is quite high on Mathis however, listing him as the No. 2 player at his position, and the No. 82 player nationally.
The fact that there are several former Michigan State quarterbacks now playing in the NFL was a big draw to the school for Mathis. He told Land of 10 that he knows MSU could help him get to the pros.
“As you go around their facilities, you see that they produce quarterbacks: Brian Hoyer, Connor Cook, Kirk Cousins,” Mathis said. “If I go there, I know that I will go to the NFL if I produce.”
The quarterback position is one of Michigan State’s strongest groups going forward, with a lot of young options. Brian Lewerke is just a redshirt sophomore, Messiah deweaver is a redshirt freshman, Rocky Lombardi is a true freshmen, Theo Day is a four-star prospect coming in next year, and now Mathis will join in 2019. The group of signal callers should provide plenty of stability for the Spartans in the foreseeable future.
In addition to Iowa State, Mathis had offers from Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Toledo and others.
Mathis is the second player to commit to Michigan State’s 2019 class. Four-star offensive tackle Spencer Brown was the first to do so back in late July. The 2019 class is off to a strong start with two four-star commitments.