Four-star Belleville, Michigan (Oak Park HS) quarterback Dwan Mathis has flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Ohio State. He tweeted out the news early Sunday evening.
— WANNYLIVE5 (@DwanMathis) June 24, 2018
Mathis (6-4 197) is the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 251 player in the 2019 class overall. Rivals ranks him as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 90 player overall. He also held offers from Oregon, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, and Kentucky. The Wolverines had not yet extended an offer.
At the Canton regional The Opening combine this spring, Mathis ran a 4.67 40-yard dash and posted a 38″ vertical.
Committed to Michigan State since September, the Buckeyes offered back in May. Things then picked up steam when Mathis showed up at Ohio State for an official visit this past Friday. On Saturday, the Buckeyes then offered 2019 Florida quarterback Brian Maurer.
In the past, when situations like this arise with two offers out to competing quarterbacks, the scholarship usually goes to the first player to commit. Today, that was Dwan Mathis.
Quarterback recruiting had become a struggle in the 2019 cycle for Ohio State, but now the Buckeyes have secured a commitment from the No. 6 quarterback in the nation according to Rivals.
Mathis is an outstanding athlete, but as a quarterback he prefers to stay behind the line of scrimmage and look for receivers. He can escape trouble, and he also excels with the read option.
The commitment may mean that the Buckeyes are done with their pursuit of 2019 quarterbacks. On Friday, Brian Maurer said that Ohio State would be in his Top 5 with an offer. That offer came on Saturday, but it may have been short lived.
The Buckeyes could use a pair of quarterbacks in this class if they can land two that they like. Maurer has moved on from Florida, who already has a quarterback committed, but they never offered him. Does an OSU offer interest him now with a quarterback committed? Is Ohio State even interested in two quarterbacks?
The coaching staff told 2020 quarterback target Jack Miller that they are only taking one QB next year. Could they try to sneak another one into this class? Stay tuned.