February 18, 2011

Godin has strong early relationship with SU

Defensive tackle is always a position that football programs are always looking at to add depth. At Syracuse they look to be making a big push for defensive tackles early on in the 2012 recruiting season. One of those prospects is Matthew Godin.

Godin, 6-foot-5, 253 pounds received an offer from Syracuse not too long ago and it peeked his interest.

"Yeah Syracuse has offered me. They offered me about a week ago. It was on signing day actually," Godin said, "I was really excited I have a really good relationship with Coach [Tyrone] Wheatley so far. He is a good guy and I feel very comfortable with their coaching staff. I am going to take a visit out there in April. I talked to Coach Wheatley and he said to come out in the first week of April."

Despite being excited the prospect from Novi, Michigan does not know much about the Orange.

"I know they did well last season and that they have a rich sports tradition. I really just want to get out there and see it for myself."

Right now the Orange want Godin as a defensive tackle, but that could change down the road and the prospect is open to a position change.

"Syracuse is looking for me to play defensive tackle, but they kind of said I could play either defense or offense" Godin added. "I can play both well so it does not really matter to me."

Syracuse is not the only school to show interest in the defensive tackle prospect, before he makes his way to New York there are a couple other schools on his list.

"In two weeks I am headed to Wisconsin for their Junior Day and I am going to head out to Cincinnati, and Illinois."

Even though the process just started for Godin he has already thought about making a commitment and he is in no hurry.

"I have thought about it. It is not going to be quick it will probably be right at the end of the football season."

During his junior season Godin totaled some solid numbers on the football field that caught the eyes of college coaches.

"I had 66 tackles, 28 for a loss, two sacks, and one batted pass."

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