Like many high school football players, Dwan Mathis grew up with the hopes of one day being a collegiate standout and while he still has two years of high school remaining, the 2019 Oak Park high school quarterback is well on his way to achieving his dreams.
Mathis announced his commitment to Iowa State back on February 12th, but has continued hearing from several high-level schools, including Michigan State.
The 6-foot-5 quarterback recently spoke with Spartan Nation and said he’s had a good relationship with Michigan State and quarterbacks coach Brad Salem and said that he does expect to visit Michigan State in the future.
“Me and coach Salem have a pretty good relationship,” he said. “I’ve known him since I was in the eighth grade, that was the first time I’ve visited Michigan State and it was just awesome and it was a blast. So I’m just happy he came up there to see me.”
Mathis has recently heard from several schools along with Michigan State, including North Carolina, Florida State and even Alabama.
“I’m just thanking God,” Mathis said. “I would be here without Him or my family or my friends and all of the rest of the people that push me throughout the way.”
Mathis currently holds offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron and could soon see a flurry of offers come in as he prepares for his junior season at Oak Park.
With Mathis committed to Iowa State and also hearing from several high level schools, the junior-to-be said that he’s thankful that he’s closing in on an opportunity of living his dream of playing at the next level.
“It’s humbling because when I was younger, I used to watch guys on TV play and I was like, ‘One day, I want to do that’,” he said. “And now, I finally have an opportunity to live my dreams and do everything that I dreamed of doing.”
But before Mathis heads to the next level, he said noted he feels he does a good job of throwing the ball downfield, but does admit that he still has work to do.
“I would said that I throw the deep ball best,” he said. “I’ve got to get better at getting the ball out quicker and being quicker on my reads.”
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