Pretty much every first-rounder since the dawn of the draft has stated he wanted to be in camp when it started.
Now, "on time" is a term that can be debated. If on time means when rookies report, then the chances are significantly less that Ryan Mathews will be at Chargers Park. Rookies report Sunday.
On time, however, is generally understood to be before the first full-squad workout. Chargers veterans report July 29 and the first full-squad practice is the next morning.
"It's also a business," Mathews said. "That's what I have to realize. ... I want to be on time. Hopefully that happens. If not, there's nothing I can do."