December 7, 2010

Michigan DT on Spartan radar for 2012

One of the top prospects in the state of Michigan for the class of 2012 will be Matthew Godin of Detroit Catholic Central High School. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound prospect already has multiple scholarship offers on the table and more are sure to follow. SpartanMag.com spoke with Godin and got the details about his recruitment.


"Things are going really well," Godin stated. "In the past month I have gotten an offer from Buffalo and then last weekend I visited Duke and they offered as well. I really liked Duke, I loved the visit down there. I also plan on visiting Nebraska soon. Right now I am hearing from schools all over the country."

Godin has strong family ties to the University of Michigan, his father, brother and sister all went there. However, he is taking a serious look at Michigan State as well as several other Big Ten and BCS programs. Godin has been very proactive in visiting other schools and attending camps and combines over the past 12 months. That has allowed him to measure his skills against top 2011 recruits and learn what he needs to do to take his game to the next level.

SpartanMag.com asked Godin about hearing from Michigan State and other Big Ten programs.

"I camped at Michigan State last summer and I also went to a game there this fall," he stated. "Coach Narduzzi is my primary recruiter. I hear from them pretty often as well as schools like Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Northwestern, Syracuse, LSU and Georgia. I plan on going to junior days at most of those schools. I am also going down to San Antonio to participate in the Army All-American Underclassmen Combine."

Being from Detroit Catholic Central, Godin is familiar with current Spartan fullback Niko Palezeti. That fact has allowed him to gain some insight into the Michigan State footballprogram.

Godin has indicated that he plans on taking a very cerebral approach to his recruitment. The relationship he has with the coaching staff and the players will be an important factor in his decision making process.

At 6-foot-5, 255-pound Godin has the frame to project on either side of the ball at the next level. At the Michigan State Camp he worked out as a defensive lineman and that seems to be his position of preference. With that being said, Godin understands that the important thing is making it to the next level and having success no matter if that is as a defensive or offensive lineman.

With multiple offers already on the table, Godin is in line to be one of the top prospects in Michigan for the class of 2012. Early indications are that the class of 2012 will be very solid and have plenty of talent in the trenches with players such as Godin, Kelby Latta of Harper Creek High School and Danny O'Brien of Flint Powers Catholic.

Godin had a strong junior campaign for the DCC Shamrocks. He was named Honorable Mention All-State while leading the team to a 9-3 record. Many viewed this season as a rebuilding campaign coming off the 2009 Division 1 State Championship. Look for Catholic Central to be a force come next fall.

SpartanMag.com will be hitting many of the top camps and combines this winter and spring we will be sure to scout Godin and report on his recruitment as it unfolds.


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