GVSU Visitors Comment on UND Game

The cold on Saturday didn't stop GVSU from defeating North Dakota and it certainly didn't stop recruits from checking out Lubbers Stadium as several prospects took in the playoff contest. GVReport got their thoughts on GVSU.

Zeeland West OL Matthew Forward (6'1, 295) was at the game along with teammate WR/S Derek Kingshott (6'4, 200). Forward was a Detroit Free Press Dream Teamer this year after being named 1st team All-State a year ago. He is projected as a guard although he has played tackle and defensive end. Dux head coach John Shillito called him the "most dominiating blocker he's ever coached." GVReport has seen Forward in person several times and we concur. He had this to say about GVSU:

"They are recruiting me and I really like it there. The only question for me would be my amount of playing time because of the talent."

Another fine prospect we've been out to scout is Detroit Catholic Central LB Joe Kinville. The 6'3, 220-lb Kinville has size, speed and is a sure tackler. We were surprised he hasn't been a bigger name on the recruiting radar and he echoed our sentiments.

"I do feel like I've been a little underrated," he said, "but hopefully after a good senior season, coaches will see what I can do."

His senior season was strong as he lead the Shamrocks with 93 tackles, he also had two interceptions and scored 16 rushing and two receiving touchdowns from his fullback spot.

He has not received any offers, but is being recruited by Michigan State, Eastern Michigan and Toledo as well as Grand Valley.

"I really enjoyed the game," he said of the UND tilt, "they have a great program and the facilities are really nice. One of my coaches played at GV and set the visit up for me. They have my highlight tape and I'm wating to hear back from them."


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