Morin impressed with ASU visit

For under recruited 2012 prospects this is the time of year for to start getting noticed, and Matt Morin is taking full advantage of his opportunity. The Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral quarterback has caught the eye of a few teams, including Arizona State. On Friday afternoon Morin wrapped up an unofficial visit to Tempe and talked to Devils Digest about his experience.

"It was awesome," said the 6-2 205 Matt Morin. "I loved the campus, the coaches were great and I just had a blast. We toured the whole campus, all the facilities and I got to talk to the coaches. I liked their academic support a lot and I liked how they run their (academic support) system. It was really fun.

"The coaches were really cool to talk to and that's probably the biggest reason why I liked the visit. It was fun sitting down with (offensive coordinator) coach Mazzone and talking football. I got to learn a lot about the school."

Morin was named the QB MVP at the April Los Angeles Nike Football Training Camp and also played on Team B2G at last month's Badger Elite 7on7, which B2G won. He was offered a scholarship by Arizona State two weeks ago and also has an offer from Colorado State and San Diego State.

In previous interviews Morin reported that Washington, Miami, Notre Dame and Alabama have all been showing interest, as well as both Los Angeles schools. Last Sunday the Chaparral signal caller had a solid showing at the UCLA camp and this Sunday he hopes to repeat that feat at USC's camp.

"I've had a good off-season and I am enjoying the ride," Morin confessed. "I'm having fun at those camps. I am trying to make my decision in the next two weeks. I pretty much have taken all my visits. Besides Arizona State I visited San Diego State last week. Maybe I'll visit Colorado State in July, but I'm not sure yet.

"Hopefully other schools offer me, but I'm happy with the offers I have right now. I want to get the decision out of the way so I can concentrate on my senior year. I want to have a good season with no worries."

As a junior Morin completed 112 of 209 attempts as he threw for 1,719 yards and 12 touchdowns to five interceptions, and rushed for 292 yards and three touchdowns.

"I think my accuracy and my arm strength stand out," Morin said, "as well as my footwork. Those are the things that coach Mazzone likes about my game and he also like that I'm mobile and can move out of the pocket. But I know I can always improve and work on all aspects of my game.

"In my school we run both a spread and a traditional offense where I am under center. So I'm comfortable with the spread because I'm mobile and at Arizona State it's an offense where you throw the ball a lot. I love that offense."

With a decision that by all accounts is likely to take place sooner rather than later, Morin has already thought about what he will be looking for in a school that will aid his ultimate resolution.

"Academics are the most important thing," Morin explained. "I have to get along with the coaching staff and that's a big thing. I have to get along with the coaches because I will be with them for four, five years and that has to be a good fit. Obviously I'm looking for a school that has a good program and good players."

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