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34 Days to Michigan Football

Nearly time for the 2014 season.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Soph. Matt Godin, DT

Number: 99

Hometown: Novi, MI (Catholic Central High)

Height/Weight: 6' 6 / 286 lbs.

Three Things to Know About Matt

1. Godin will likely slide into a starting role on the defensive line this season, because Mark Heitzman moved over to offensive tackle, leaving an opening at DT. The greatest thing one likes to hear a football player say is, "I'll be honest with you, I just like to hit people," as Godin said during his recruitment.

2. He was not heavily-recruited, but drew interest from Michigan State at least. Yet he grew up a fan of the maize and blue, so his allegiance was never really in doubt. His high school coaches always saw him as having much larger potential than his three-star recruit rating, and we'll get to see how that pans out should Godin end up on the first string defense.

3. And then there's this: