Godin Giddy About Jr. Day Experience

Saturday marked another chance for Detroit Catholic Central defensive tackle to meet with the Michigan football coaches and tour the facilities Ann Arbor. It's an experience that never gets old for this lifelong Michigan fan.

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"It was fun," said Godin of his time in Ann Arbor. "I got to see the locker room for the football field and all the coaches came out, we talked with all of the coaches and walked around a little. We went on the field and they told me like all of the stuff that's going to be happening with the renovations and stuff which is ridiculous."

With nearly 30 recruits on campus Godin wasn't the only one impressed with what the Wolverines have to offer.

"I know (Chris) Wormley," said Godin. We just talked about the feel of everything. Kids were really loving it."

While on the visit the Catholic Central star also spoke a great deal with new defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. The former Baltimore Ravens assistant had some motivating words.

"The fact that they think I can start freshman year, just for any kid it makes you smile," Godin admitted laughingly.  "Coach Mattison sees me as a five-technique and we watched film in Coach Mattison's office. He showed me practice and went over what I would do and the techniques and all that."

Mattison isn't the only one that has been talking up the possibilities for Godin should he choose to don the Maize & Blue.  Former Catholic Central and current Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin has forged a bond with his young protégé and often offers words of advice.

"I talked to Mike Martin," Godin recalled.  "He's a legend at CC and someone I look up to with his intensity and all that."

Those strong connections and his childhood love for the Maize & Blue are reasons why Wolverine fans and recruiting pundits alike believed an early commitment was on the horizon.  Godin, though, has chosen to take a wait and see approach.  Now a few stand out with Michigan at the top of his list.

"Any other school could get involved, but right now it's Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin," he said.

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Godin in the coming weeks.

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