Matt Gulbin, the massive and highly coveted senior offensive guard on the Wilton football team, gave a verbal commitment today to play at Wake Forest.
Gulbin, a two-time All-FCIAC player who earned All-State honors last year, said he picked Wake Forest over 15 other offers.
Gulbin made the announcement tonight on Twitter. He was offered by the school on March 23.
“First of all obviously what I was looking for was a school that could provide me with the best education,” Gulbin said. “Wake Forest is one of the best academic institutions in the country. That was a big part of it. Also, I wanted to play football at the highest level possible and Wake has a very difficult schedule in the ACC. They are playing Clemson, they are playing Notre Dame, they are playing Miami. They’re playing the best teams in the country every year and they’re winning those games. I wanted to be part of a winning culture and I wanted to play football at one of the Power 5 Conferences.”
The 6-4, 295-pound lineman has been a dominant player for the Warriors. Gulbin played a key role last season in helping the team to its first state playoff appearance in 24 years. Wilton lost to St. Joseph, the eventual champion, in the Class L quarterfinals to finish 7-4.
Gulbin said he was hoping to have his college status settled before the start of his final season at Wilton.
“I was looking to make a decision before my senior year so I could focus with my teammates on winning a lot of games for Wilton and our senior class,” Gulbin said. “I wanted to get it out of the way if I could.”