Linebacker Matt Collins made the trip from his hometown of Clearfield to Pittsburgh so he could check out the Pitt Panthers football practice this morning.
Collins describes himself as “a hard worker” and someone that “earned everything he’s gotten.” He’s hoping that work ethic result in him earning a scholarship from Pitt.
This is Collins second trip to Pittsburgh in the last month.
“At Pitt’s Junior Day, I talked to Coach Conklin and he told me to keep at it and he wants to see me at work on the field. I currently have no offers but the recruiting process is picking up as I’m in touch with more coaches”, said Collins.
Collins tells me that he’ll be attending Penn’s Junior Day in Philadelphia this Sunday (March 20th) and will soon be attending Lafayette soon for their Junior Day.
“I’m a inside linebacker and I consider my strong suit to be pursuing the ball and tackling. I like to strap on the pads and hit”, said Collins. “Coaches have been telling me that they like my vision and how I find and get to the ball. Most of the coaches can tell from the film that I like to hit.”
So those are impressions of Collins from coaches, what does he think of the Pitt coaching staff?
“I like Coach Narduzzi and the coaches that he brought along with him. I see all of them as not just good coaches but as good people too. They were very helpful during Junior Day and were straight forward with me”, said Collins.
Collins not only liked the Pitt coaching staff, he was also impressed with the city of Pittsburgh.
“I’ve been to the city a couple of times and I enjoy being there. The city brings many more opportunities to students, which other colleges usually can’t offer.”
Collins appears to be a recruit that will have to show Pitt and other schools what he can do during this upcoming season.
All the best to him and he’s someone that we’ll continue to follow.