Ohio prep Drew Mattin selects Michigan
Michigan defeating Ohio State isn’t the only good news Wolverine fans got this week, as one of the nation’s top juniors Drew Mattin announced that he would be joining the Maize and Blue.
— Drew Mattin (@drewmattin4) January 11, 2016
Mattin is a 2015 state champion in the state of Ohio, capturing his state title at 106 pounds for Delta High school. This year Mattin made the move to 113 pounds where he is currently rated #1 in his class and is rated the 50th best prospect according to InterMat for the class of 2017.
“Personally I felt Michigan was the right fit on and off the mat. I believe they can make my goals and dreams become a reality. It was a crazy tough decision between Minnesota and Michigan, but a major factor was my little brothers and being able to be there for them.” Mattin said on the decision to commit to Michigan.
When asked why he decided to make the decision so early Mattin said, “I had my mind made up and I knee that it was the right time and right fit. I talked it through with my parents and called up coach McFarland.”
Mattin said he plans to compete at 120 or 126 as senior to prepare him for college, where he would like to wrestle at 125 pounds. Mattin also plans to be a pre-med major.
Mattin finished by adding, “I’d like to thank my mom and dad for pushing me to be the best. Especially to my dad taking me to all the tough tournaments and spending tons of time working with me and helping me reach my goals. I would not be anything with out him. To all the Michigan fans, I cannot wait for the journey to begin and I look forward to the many great years ahead.”