With only a few visits left, Detroit Catholic Central defensive lineman Matt Godin is closing in on…
Godin Sets Date
Matt Godin, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound three-star defensive end from Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich., will be announcing his decision on May 12. "I'll probably have a press conference at my school," Godin said. "I feel like I'm ready to decide." Although Godin is close to make his announcement, he says he still hasn't picked a school. "It's between Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin," he said. "But it's still kind of up in the air. I've still got some time." Godin, ranked as the No. 39 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, has offers from all three mentioned above, plus Illinois, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Buffalo, Duke and Missouri. Growing up Godin followed Michigan. "I was very excited about coach Brady Hoke taking over," he said about the new head coach. "He knows what he's doing and what he wants. He's a d-line coach and they basically have three big-time d-line coaches there and you don't see that a lot. They really know how to develop players and are going to have a great defense." He attended the junior day at Michigan's in-state rival, Michigan State. "I feel like I'm not just another player for them," he said. "They've been to my school a lot more than the others and they seem more personal with me and the stuff they send me." Godin also attended the Wisconsin Junior Day. "It's a great college town," he said about Madison. "I love how energetic it is over there. They really made me feel like they care about me and that they'd take care of me." Another thing he likes about the Badgers is their depth chart. "I like my chances of coming in and playing early," he said. Godin says once he makes his decision he'll likely not take any other trips. "If anything changes then I may take some officials," he said. "But otherwise once I'm done I'll probably be done." So how is Godin going to choose between these three in the next two weeks? "I'll just compare them all," he said. "Education is important because you can't play football forever," he said. "Even though I'd love to, it's not possible. "I'm also looking at the environment and the people," he stated. "I want to be around people I can see myself being with all the time. "And I want a coach that is enthusiastic and is a top defensive coach," he said. "I really want to be part of a tough defense…not some 3-3-5 defense." Godin plans to major in business and reports a 3.0 core GPA and took the ACT on April 9.
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