May 17, 2011

CSU is first to offer Morin

Temecula (Calif.) quarterback Matt Morin scored his first NCAA Division I football scholarship last week as the Colorado State Rams signaled offered him a spot on their football team starting in the fall of 2012.

"It was awesome," Morin said of the offer. "I went to the practice field and saw them there to evaluate me. I heard about their offense and it is a good offense for me. I went out there to show them I was a good fit. When they gave me a call that night to offer me a scholarship, I was pumped for the offer. It is a really great school."

Morin is a 6-foot-2, 217-pound pro-style quarterback from Chaparral High School, who reports roughly 1,800 yards passing a year ago and another 400 on the ground. In the classroom, Morin holds a 3.0 grade-point average and in the weight room he is just as impressive, posting a squat max of 450 pounds, a bench press of 300 and a 40-yard dash time of 4.7.

"I think I am a pro-style guy," Morin said. "I like to sit in the pocket and throw the ball, but I can get out of the pocket and run. That is what a lot of coaches are looking for now adays - the ability to run."

Currently Colorado State is Morin's first offer and he said he is excited for it. Morin said his offensive coordinator at Chaparral High School knows Ram head coach Steve Fairchild as well as quarterbacks coach Daren Wilkinson and gave Morin an overview of the program.

"I had heard a couple things about them, but this off-season I learned more about them," Morin said of CSU. "When I heard they were coming out, I was pretty pumped and went on the internet to check out their school. I was pumped to have an offer from them."

While Colorado State is the only school to have offered a scholarship thus far, Morin said he things USC and Miami are very close, as is Washington. This weekend he was in Northern California hoping to get the name out there even a little more. Morin said he spent part of the weekend at the Elite 11 Camp at Stanford, then spent the last half of the weekend at the Nike Camp, also at Stanford.

"I was at the Elite 11 at Stanford, and that went really well," Morin said. "It was good to see the competition from top-notch quarterback and I thought I did pretty well. I just got done with the Stanford Nike Camp and there were the same guys there, so it was good to be able to show the consistency in my throws. I thought I did really well."

Morin said his decision will be made based on what kind of education he can get from a school as well as the connection he feels with the players and coaching staff for a college. To that front, he plans to look for that at the USC One-Day camp on June 12 and a Boise State camp June 16. He said he grew up a Notre Dame fan, but now has a lot of respect for the program USC has built and said with an offer, they would jump into his top spot.

"Right now my family and I are just going to sit back and see who offers me as to where we will be visiting. I and going to let my future work itself out as to what is the best fit for me and go where ever life takes me."

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