Cedartown (GA) running back Tony Mathis has signed with West Virginia.
Mathis is a three-star prospect according to Rivals, previously holding offers from Louisville, Iowa State, Appalachian State, and West Virginia. The 6-foot, 195-pound back committed to the Mountaineers back in August shortly after attending one of West Virginia’s summer camps.
Mathis is a relatively larger back and runs behind his pads well. Though not the fastest guy on the field, Mathis runs with determination, breaking tackles with ease and is rarely tracked down from behind.
With Leddie Brown, Kennedy McKoy, Alec Sinkfield, and Martell Petteway on the roster, it makes sense that Mathis is the only running back taken in the 2019 class. But he’s the perfect fit for Dana Holgorsen’s offense. Mathis is a reliable runner and an equally impressive pass-catcher out of the backfield. The Georgia native will most likely redshirt during his freshman season, allowing him time to learn the offense. After a year in the program and after McKoy and Petteway graduate, Mathis will be given every opportunity to contribute.
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