Offensive lineman Matt Shinn (6-4, 265, 5.15) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos has been impressive at the two camps we have seen him at this season and though he's still in search for his first offer it will only be a matter of time before he does.
Shinn had an outstanding performance at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles in April. At that time he was considered one of the best offensive linemen at the camp. He proved to be tough and aggressive.
During the one on ones, Shinn still participated even though he had a welt over his eye. He also displayed good quickness during the agility drills.
Once again Shinn lined up against the best at UCLA's one day camp last Saturday and he had an outstanding performance. As a matter of fact, he got better as the day got longer showing good endurance in doing so.
Next up on the camp front for Shinn will be San Diego State on June 14th and then he's going to return to UCLA later in June for the Bruin three-day camp.
Though Shinn plays offensive tackle in high school, he projects most likely as a guard or center at the collegiate level.
Shinn is known as a player you can count for leadership and is very coachable. He will be the only returning starter along the offensive line for Los Osos so he is being counted by his coaches to take advantage of his leadership skills and help the younger guys mature into a solid offensive line.
The talented offensive lineman from Los Osos is working very hard this offseason working every day doing one on ones to help him perfect his technique. He is already good at both disciplines, but he is striving to be the best football player that he can be and it is that kind of work ethic that will help him be successful.
In the weight room, Shinn's current bench is 315, he squats 480, power cleans 280 and has recorded a 27-inch vertical.
Besides UCLA and San Diego State, Shinn is getting recruiting interest from Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah and Boise State.
What is Shinn looking for in a college?
"I'm looking for a good campus and a good football program," Shinn said. "Then a good coaching staff that is intense."
Shinn earned all-league (HM) as a junior.