Offensive lineman Matt Shinn (6-4, 265, 5.15) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos was one of the most impressive offensive linemen we saw this camp season. Shin, like many offensive linemen who are toiling in the Golden State is waiting for his first offer.
Like the other linemen who are waiting for the offers to come in a strong senior season will go a long way insuring that the offers will come. Shinn has put in a lot of hard work this summer to be ready for his all important senior season.
"I'm just trying to work on the season," Shinn said. "Right now Washington, Colorado, Arizona and Fresno State are recruiting me."
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"I'm hoping to hear more from UCLA and San Diego State," Shinn said. "Also, Washington, Fresno State and Arizona. Right now my favorite is San Diego State."
"I don't have any official visits set yet," Shinn said. "Mostly I want to visit Washington because I'm really interested in their program.
"I had a coach that went there (Washington), and got a championship ring there," Shinn said. "Also Colorado State because I have a former offensive line teammate up there right now. Finally Nevada because I have family members up there."
"I don't have a timetable set for a commitment. I'm trying to wait and see what happens."
What is Shinn looking for in a college?
"The campus, a really good program, and academics," Shinn said. "I want to major in math, that's my really strong subject."
"My family and coaches have played a really big role in my recruiting process," Shinn said. "All the camps I've been to my parents have been there, and my coaches are there whenever I need them for anything."
"In high school I'm working at offensive tackle, but college tackles are like 6-foot-8, and I'm almost 6-foot-5 so most colleges want me at guard."
Shinn is excellent in the classroom with his 3.5 GPA and his qualifying 1500 SAT.
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.