Less than two months ago, four-star 2019 quarterback Dwan Mathis insisted that he was “1000% committed to MSU.”
Now, he’s not.
Mathis announced on Sunday that he is flipping his verbal commitment from Michigan State to Ohio State.
“I would like to thank MSU for the many opportunities they have given me to play at their university,” Mathis wrote. “The decision weighed heavy on my heart. I would like to announce that I am officially a Buckeye.”
The decision is a blow to the Spartans, who lose a player rated the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the country to a Big Ten East division rival.
Mathis had been committed to Michigan State since September. But in early May, Ohio State offered a scholarship, and he made an unofficial visit soon after. That set off speculation that Mathis could flip, which was furthered when Mathis took an official visit to Columbus this past weekend. He finished that visit by flipping his commitment to the Buckeyes.
Mathis was the only quarterback among the Spartans’ 2019 commitments and its second-highest rated member of that class, which now stands at 10 members. Michigan State has signed a quarterback in every recruiting class under Mark Dantonio.
The decommitment is the second of Mathis’ recruitment. Before committing to Michigan State, Mathis was previously committed to Iowa State.