Jamond Mathis Describes Relationship with Iowa Football
'23 Missouri D-End Attended Hawkeye Junior Day in January
One need look no further than the positions Jamond Mathis plays for St. Charles (MO) Duchesne High to understand he’s a unique athlete. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder lines up at running back, receiver and defensive end.
As a junior, he recorded 50 tackles and 5.0 sacks on defense. He posted 679 all-purpose yards on offense.
The performance earned attention from college coaches. Arkansas State, Central Michigan, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, Kansas, Kentucky and Western Michigan have offered him scholarships. Iowa and others have shown him interest.
The Hawkeyes like what they saw so much that they invited Mathis for their junior day in January. He made the trip.
“The junior day visit was good,” he told HF. “I learned a lot about the recruiting aspect of college. I also had a lot of fun. It’s a family environment.”
Iowa followed up the junior day meeting with LeVar Woods traveling to Duchesne.
“After the visit, coach Woods came to my school. I feel like we have a good relationship. He told me the Hawkeyes are interested in me,” Mathis said.
Kentucky, Colorado and others are building a strong bond with him. He wants to keep that going with the Hawkeyes as well.
“I am hoping to visit (Iowa) again, but I am still trying to find a date,” he said.
With a season to go, Mathis already became his school’s all-time sack leader. The Missouri Football Coaches Association named him to its first-team all-state squad, making him one of only four underclassmen on the defensive unit.
Academics will play a big role in Mathis’ decision on a college.
“I want to go into Business Management and be an entrepreneur,” he said.