The 16th in a daily series of Q&A’s with the 2012 signing class.
Matt Morin is a 6-foot-2, 220-pound quarterback from Temecula, Calif. He comes to San Diego State from Chaparral High School, where he was a was a first-team all-league selection his senior year. Morin has a strong arm and the ability to tuck the ball and run, making him a dual-threat to defenses. At Chaparral, Morin was teammates with fellow 2012 signee Teddy Queen and current Aztec safety Darius Guillory.
To get a head start, Morin graduated from high school a semester early and enrolled at SDSU in the spring semester of 2012, which enabled him to join the team for spring practices. With three veteran quarterbacks currently on the roster, Morin will use his redshirt for the 2012 season, but will likely compete for the starting job in 2013. He will wear No. 11 for the Aztecs.
Q: How has your experience at San Diego State been so far?
A: It’s going very well. School is a little hard getting used to but other than that it’s going well.
Q: What do you like so far about the city of San Diego?
A: I’d have to say the weather. It can’t get much better than 75 degrees every day.
Q: How were the offseason workouts for you?
A: They were really hard at first, but Coach Hall has done a good job of getting us into great shape and it’s getting better.
Q: What is your major and what type of career aspirations do you have outside of football?
A: My major is criminal justice. I’d like to follow in my dad’s footsteps and be a sheriff when I’m older.
Q: What do you like to do during your spare time?
A: I like to play golf when I have some time off.
Q: Who are your favorite professional sports teams?
A: The Green Bay Packers are my favorite football team and the Boston Red Sox are my favorite baseball team.
Q: Is there any athlete that you look up to or try to model your game after?
A: I like Aaron Rodgers.
Q: If you weren’t a football player, what sport would you be playing?
A: Baseball. I would be a pitcher.
Q: What has the transition from high school to Division 1 football been like?
A: There is a lot more discipline in everything you do. You have to focus on the details of everything.
Q: There have been rumors of a YouTube video of you throwing the ball 77 yards. How far can you throw a football?
A: I think I can throw the ball about 77-80 yards. That one pass went about 77 yards so I think I can throw it about that far.