Offense convinces Morin

Arizona got a commitment from Riverside (Calif.) Community College tight end Matt Morin on Monday. Read on to see why he made the decision and more.

Arizona continues to add size to its offense and took another step in that direction with the commitment of 6-foot-2, 245-pound Riverside (Calif.) Community College tight end Matt Morin.

Morin, a former quarterback for San Diego State, says that the Wildcats made a major impression when he visited this past summer.

"I took an unofficial back in June and I met with the coaching staff," Morin said. "I fell in love with the campus and Tucson. I was really excited after the visit.

"The facilities are brand new and that is impressive, but the coaching staff is really what stood out and how creative they can get on that side of the ball."

In fact, the coaching staff was able to sell Morin on the fact that he will be used in numerous ways upon arriving in Tucson.

"I think the coaching staff and Rich Rodriguez’s offense is a good fit for me," he said. "I can play tight end, slot, do some quarterback Wildcat stuff, and line up with the O-line. I am really excited and it seems like the best fit. I also love the school and I am excited to be a part of everything.

"I really feel I can play a lot of tight end and H-back stuff, but I can also be in the slot. I played quarterback at San Diego State, so I can bring that aspect to the table if they need it. I am very versatile and I feel I can do what they need me to."

Morin has enjoyed his move to tight end due in large part to being more comfortable mentally.

"The transition has been really good," he said. "It’s a lot of fun and I feel like there is a lot less pressure on me. I still need to know the plays and coverages and stuff, but it is a lot of fun and I am able to be more comfortable."

Arizona definitely was not the only school recruiting Morin, but the commitment now allows him to focus on keeping his path.

"Illinois and Iowa State were recruiting me pretty hard, but I just felt Arizona was the better fit," he said. "I have two years to play two and will enroll at Arizona early."


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