August 29, 2011

Catching up with Matt Godin

The Shamrocks of Detroit Catholic Central started the 2011 football season with a bang on Friday, delivering a 42-0 defeat to Dearborn Fordson. Michigan commit Matt Godin, however, didn't have the best time.

"I was sick from the start of the game, but it got bad. I was throwing up," Godin said.

The Shamrocks held a 14-0 lead at halftime, and Godin didn't see action after the break as a precautionary measure. He was sick before the game, and losing his lunch in the locker room was just a sign to call it a night. That's OK with him, though, as he got what really mattered: the victory.

"We won the game, and really you can't ask for anything more."

In his abbreviated outing, Godin lined up at defensive tackle, where his goal is to penetrate the opposing backfield and cause havoc. He though his performance was only OK, and he left some opportunities to make plays out on the field. He expects to return fully healthy this weekend, for Detroit Catholic Central's road trip to Delphos, Ohio, where they'll face Delphos St. John's.

Following game two of his high school season, Matt will head down to Ann Arbor to catch game one of the Brady Hoke era. He's already formed a bond with the Wolverines' new headman over several visits, and has developed a comfort with the entire coaching staff. Now, Matt is ready to see the product on the field. He expects to see the restoration of a different feeling back to the team.

"I'm excited. Excited to see 100% on every play out of every player. Excited to see the different attitude he brings back to the program."

Though they're rivals on the field, he's already built relationships with several of his future teammates. Matt will get the chance to know them better this fall - both on and off the field. He's excited to face several future teammates with his DCC Shamrocks, particularly linebacker James Ross. Once the games end, however, they're back to being friends.

"Me and Terry [Richardson] are pretty tight. I talk to [James] Ross a lot. I talked to Pipkins a few times, and Caleb Stacey. I talk to all of them. I wouldn't say I'm best friends with them or anything, but I know all of them."

Matt will get a chance to know some of those future teammates better this weekend.

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