Matt Godin talks the season and the future

Matt Godin and Detroit Catholic Central began the 2011 campaign this past Friday. The now senior Godin played both ways before exiting the game early. Hear what the Michigan commitment has to say regarding his final first game in high school, which player he's most excited about playing this season, and the latest with Danny O'Brien.

Matt Godin is one High School player just itching to play his college ball. The huge Michigan fan and Michigan commitment has eyes that tell it all when he discusses the Wolverines. Despite his affinity for the Maize and Blue, Matt and his Catholic Central teammates have one goal in mind before the seniors depart.

"Ford Field is on our mind. It's kind of our drive for each game," said the 6'6, 265 pound Godin.

Matt helped lead the Shamrocks to a 42 point beatdown over Dearborn Fordson Friday, kicking off the 2011 season on the road. Matt felt pretty good about his performance despite leaving the game early due to dehydration.

"It went pretty well in the first half, I mean going both ways is just, you got to do it for the team. Second half I didn't drink enough water so I got sick, but I'll definitely hydrate for next week's game." said Matt with a smile.

The schedule doesn't get any easier for Matt as CC travels to Ohio to take on a powerhouse program from the Buckeye state.

"We have a game against St. John's Delphos in Ohio and they're a good team so we have to get ready, and we'll go down there this Friday."

With lofty goals for the season and a bright future after, Matt is also looking forward to playing a future teammate in just a few short weeks.

"When I play De La Salle I'll definitely get a little pass rush in there for sure, get Shane (2013 Michigan Football Quarterback commitment Shane Morris) a few times," Godin said laughing. "Hopefully they'll let me play a little defensive end against him (Shane)."

Despite Matt's busy camp schedule, the three-star tackle was able to make it to Michigan's scrimmage a few days ago and gave high praise to the 2011 Wolverines.

"I went to their scrimmage the other day when I was down here. I just stopped by and said hi. They looked good. Mike Martin, no one can stop him in practice, everyone knows that. Taylor Lewan looked good," said Godin. "They're more together, I can notice. They looked good in practice, they didn't make many mistakes."

It's been no secret throughout the recruiting process that Matt Godin is good friends with a fellow 2012 defensive line prospect, Flint native Danny O'Brien. The Wolverines have continued pursuing the four-star defensive tackle and Matt believes the see saw could be teetering in the Wolverines direction lately.

"You can't really tell, but I think he's starting to warm up more to Michigan and hopefully he makes the right decision," said Godin with a smirk. "It would be a dream come true (to play together at Michigan). When we first started going off to camps and everything, we talked about it like ‘dude what if this happens? What if we both get Michigan offers?'; so I mean I'm on board, so hopefully he comes on board now."

GBW will be following Godin and the Shamrocks all season long as they look to win another state championship. Stay tuned for updates on defensive tackle Danny O'Brien as the Wolverines look to fill the last few slots in their 2012 recruiting class.

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