With the recruiting process beginning to heat up across the national landscape during the dog days of summer, numerous prospects are beginning to cut down their list of scholarship offers and focus in on determining where they will play college football. This is particularly the case with Detroit (MI) Cass Tech cornerback, Dior Mathis, who, according to a number of recruiting websites, has a top four of Oregon, Michigan State, Michigan, and Miami (Fla.). Of those schools, Mathis has stated that Oregon currently leads for his services.
I was able to catch up with Mathis' father yesterday and while he didn't go as far as to say who resides in the driver's seat for his son's commitment, he stated that the family is very much interested in what the football program at Oregon has to offer. According to Mr. Mathis, Oregon secondary coach, John Neal, has been Dior's primary recruiter -- labeling Neal as "impressive" and the family's relationship with the coach as "very good".
Many wonder how much distance will play a factor in Mathis' decision, though the elder Mathis has been adamant that distance isn't really an obstacle. In fact, Mathis revealed that him and his son are planning on visiting Eugene very soon. "We're planning on taking a trip out there in August and are looking forward to getting to meet the coaches and check everything out."
No concrete timetable has been set for Mathis to make a decision on his collegiate future, but he plans on participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in San Antonio this upcoming January and has mentioned that a decision could be made then. Stay tuned to eDuck as we will continue to stay in touch with the Mathis family throughout the recruiting process.
Mathis' Father Offers Recruiting Insight
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