February 17, 2011
Ducks looking at Michigan DT
The Oregon Ducks don't have any geographical limits when it comes to identifying and recruiting talent. As the success of the program has grown, so has the average length of the Duck coaches' plane flights, with receptive athletes emerging everywhere in the nation. Last year, Oregon went to Michigan and plucked one of that states best players in offensive lineman Jake Fisher. For the class of 2012 they hope to score again in the Wolverine State.
Defensive lineman Matthew Godin has caught the attention of the Oregon staff. The 6-foot-6, 260 pound athlete Detroit Catholic Central star has been hearing from the Ducks and the interest appears to be mutual.
"Yes I do have interest in Oregon," confirmed Godin. "One reason of course is that they played in the National Championship. That game was crazy, no other way to describe it. But also just the way they have played the last five years has been ridiculous."
Of course the catch with recruiting nationally is that you are always competing against the athletes' home team. In the case of Godin, that would be the Michigan State Spartans.
"I have a lot of interest in Michigan State," said Godin. "They were my most recent offer a week ago but that isn't the reason. I always have been interested in them."
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