Do you think he has a chance to make an instant impact or will there be an adjustment period for him?
Mathis: Most of our kids are pretty much ready to come play when they go to college. I think it depends on what they have open in the general aspects of the offense. I think if there's an opening and he picks up the offense very well I think he'll be able to contribute this year.
Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?
Mathis: They throw the ball very well. Coach (Mike) Gundy has done a great job with that program. They run a spread offense and tempo, just like we do. He fit very well into our offense here and our offense was pretty much just like theirs. I think that was part of his decision.
What do you think he is capable of accomplishing over the course of his college career at OSU?
Mathis: I think the most important thing is he's going to get his degree because he's very smart. Number two, I think he's going to have some career marks there with the opportunities he's going to have once they put him in the opportunity to be successful, which they will. I think his career can be very, very good over a four-year span, where he is one of the guys they are targeting and going to on a regular basis.
What will you remember the most about coaching him?
Mathis: That Chris surprised me in track (Mathis is also DeSoto's track coach). I didn't know he was that fast until we got him on the track last year when he ran for me. That's got to be one of the most memorable things because I knew about football I knew he could do. I knew he was really, really good at football. He broke some records here, including a 12-catch game in which he went off. That's probably what I'll remember most about him. He made some big plays for us.