WVU Transfer RB Tony Mathis Commits to Dana Holgorsen and Houston
WVU transfer RB Tony Mathis Jr. announced on Monday afternoon that he is staying in the Big 12, committing to Dana Holgorsen and Houston. Mathis committed to West Virginia out of high school in 2018 when Holgorsen was still the head coach of the Mountaineers.
U couldn't even imagine, i ran it up the fastest.. To the fact we used to be poor, it don't matter. #COMMITTED #110% #LongliveGranny 🩸🩸 pic.twitter.com/eR51wgUf46
— Tony Mathis jr (@_tmathiss24) May 15, 2023
Mathis entered the transfer portal on May 1, leaving West Virginia after four seasons under head coach Neal Brown. Mathis rushed for 562 yards in 135 attempts this past season. Mathis recorded seven scrimmage touchdowns in 27 career games played for the Mountaineers. The Cedartown, Ga. native was recruited out of high school as a 3-star prospect.
Mathis has two years of eligibility remaining. Mathis will play against West Virginia on Oct. 12 when Houston hosts the Mountaineers.
Mathis released the following when he entered the portal:
“First, I want to thank God for the opportunity he’s blessed me with to even play the game I love. I would like to thank coach [Neal] Brown, coach Mitch and the whole strength staff I appreciate what y’all done for me coming straight out of high school. Huge thank you to Vince, Zach and the whole training staff for taking care of me my time being and I couldn’t thank y’all enough. The love for Mountaineer nation will always be 100!! This decision was the toughest because of the guys I had next to me on and off the field. The bond and love I have for y’all is forever and only we know that. Thank y’all for always supporting and having my back through everything. With all that being said after a lot of talks and prayer with God and my family, I have decided to enter the transfer portal as a grad transfer with two years of eligibility.”