Eastview's Matt Garin Talks Recruitment

Matt Garin, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior defensive end from Apple Valley (MN) Eastview who recently picked up a scholarship offer from Minnesota, had his knee scoped and cartilage was taken out. Garin told GoldenSports.Net that he will be sidelined for a week. He also talked about his upcoming visits and plans for a commitment.

Matt Garin was named Associated Press second-team after leading the Lightning to the Prep Bowl semifinals and an 11-2 mark. Garin was the team's leading tackler from the defensive end position.

Garin's father, Dave, played high school football at Bloomington Kennedy. He played at St. Thomas University, Normandale Community College and UNLV.

Garin has scholarship offers from Washington State, Oregon State, Air Force, Stanford, Western Michigan, Colorado, Arizona State, Minnesota and Boise State and West Virginia. He is getting interest from Mississippi and Indiana.

Garin told GoldenSports.Net that he will visit Colorado this week and Arizona or West Virgina. He plans to make his college decision by the end of the summer.

Garin also played on the Eastview lacrosse team that advanced to the state semifinals.

Eastview has produced Gophers football players John Shevlin, Ryan Ruckdashel and Jason Meinke.


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