Offensive lineman Matt Shinn (6-4, 265, 5.15) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos was the anchor of an offensive line that helped UCLA bound four-star quarterback Richard Brehaut and Northwestern bound three-star running back Arby Fields have productive senior seasons.
Shinn was very impressive the first time Rivals.com saw him at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles and he continued his fine play during his senior season.
Things have been picking up on the recruiting trail and an offer could be in the near future.
"I haven't received any new offers recently, but I should be hearing from Montana State soon for an offer," Shinn said. "I have an official visit set for Idaho State."
"UC Davis, Northern Colorado and Cal Lutheran are all showing interest," Shinn said. "I'm mostly hearing from Division 1AA schools."
"Location doesn't matter, as long as I get a free education, that's what matters."
"I had a great senior season," Shinn said. "We fell short in the semi finals, and we lost to a team who we beat easily during the regular season."
"There was a lot of doubt heading into the season, especially on the offensive line as I was the only returning starter," Shinn said. "Everybody said that our offensive line was going to be our weakness, but we proved that we were better and went farther than any team from Los Osos."
"I'd like to be a starter early once I get to college," Shinn said "I want to major in math or engineering, something in that area."
"The best thing that I learned during my high school football career was to go hard every play and finish every play."
As a junior Shinn earned all-league (HM) honors and he made the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 88 prospect at any position.