Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral's Matt Morin might not have played any varsity football yet but after a big showing at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and high expectations going into his junior season things are looking good for the 6-foot-2, 190-pound lefty quarterback in the 2012 class.
"I'm so focused," Morin said. "This is the most I've been focused in my whole life. I think of it as the biggest year of my life right now so far. I've never, ever been so focused in my whole life."
Boise State, Notre Dame and Stanford have started to show interest in Morin, who's already been offered by Colorado and definitely has interest in the Buffaloes especially after talking to former Chaparral quarterback Tyler Hansen.
"I enjoyed it," Morin said of the Colorado offer. "I got an offer from there and our quarterback from a couple years ago, Tyler Hansen, is there and he could be the starter there this year. I asked him a couple questions, talked to him a little bit, not too much, but I talk to him a little about it.
"I ask him how the classes are and what he likes about the campus and I ask him what the football facility is like and are the coaches nice? Do they yell at you or are they nice? Just normal questions like that."
Recruiting might get a lot busier when the season starts because Morin, who transferred to Chaparral from Murrieta (Calif.) Valley, will be throwing to four-star wide receiver Antoine Arnold and coaches will also be out to see San Diego State commit Darius Guillory. That exposure can only help with Morin's recruitment as well.
"It's going to be fantastic," Morin said of throwing to Arnold. "He's going to help me so much because he's 6-5 and he can go up and catch the ball and he has great hands so it's going to be great throwing to him. I'm excited this year that I have him as a wide receiver. He's great.
"There are going to be a whole bunch of colleges. A lot of them are going to come for (Arnold) and then we'll start hooking up in the games and we'll have a couple touchdowns and hopefully they'll look at me and him."
Morin is also a standout baseball player who might have to make a decision on his future and which sport to play during his senior year of high school. He said there is a chance that he'll get drafted by a major league team but if not that he'll try to play both football and baseball in college.
"I'm left-handed and I throw really hard so I might be able to get drafted my senior year maybe but I'm thinking about going to college and playing both," Morin said. "It's going to be a hard decision my senior year."