In terms of young pure talent, 2019 Belleville, MI (Oak Park) QB Dwan Mathis is about as talented and athletic as they come. Even before he took a single snap in high school, he already had two offers from Akron and Cincinnati in his back pocket.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound youngster took an unofficial visit to Iowa State back in June. During that visit, he had a chance to meet the coaching staff and see the campus for the very first time. That visit for Mathis was a big one as he received his third total offer and first power five offer from the coaches that day.
“I was excited about the offer, my first Big 12 and power five offer," Mathis said about his Iowa State offer. "The program is on the up, they just need a couple of players and they'll be Big 12 championship contenders.”
Mathis returned to Ames this past weekend for an unofficial visit when the Cyclones took on the No. 13 ranked Baylor Bears. This was the second total time he got to take in and explore the Iowa State football program, and it was just as good as his first one.
“It was great the atmosphere was electric and I really love the staff down here it feels like home and the fans really love the team. Took a tour of the facility's and talk to coaches for a minute. I mean, the facilities, they’re amazing it really felt like home, but it always does when I come down there.”
Since his last visit, Mathis and Matt Campbell already had started and paved a good relationship with each other. Flash forward into October, and one of the biggest takeaways Mathis had while he was on campus, was his conversations with the coaches and just how real and cool the coaches were with him.
“Coach Campbell is amazing and he’s a great person. He seems like a people's person and I heard he's very cool from the recruiting staff.”
“Coaches are amazing they told me the "real" in the recruiting process. If a school is gonna offer you, there gonna offer you if they really want you. I think Iowa State wants me a lot. They also talked to me how if I committed there I will have a chance for me to play right away. You can say that and that means a lot to me putting their program in my hands, but I would be up for the challenge and turning Iowa State's football program around.”
With the early offer and the two visits under his belt, Mathis appears to be very interested and high on the Cyclones. Iowa State is already being held in high-regards from Mathis, and they will only get more praise as the talented youngster plans to visit again for the Oklahoma game on November 3rd.
“Iowa State is currently in my top schools, but Michigan, Michigan State and a few others are also up there. I don’t have anything in stone yet for other visits, but I'll be back in Iowa pretty soon I think for the Oklahoma game.”