Despite scholarships for their Class of 2021 pretty much being all taken, the Pitt Panthers are still trying to add talent to their roster.
Thursday evening, Greensburg Central Catholic center Matt Metrosky received the news from Dave Borbely that he was being given a PWO opportunity from Pitt. Metrosky first began hearing from Pitt this past summer and, after a lull during the season, started to begin communication with Borbely again in December.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Metrosky about this news and the chances of him staying home to play for Pitt.
“Coach Borbs called me last night around 7:30 PM and had a really good conversation,” Metrosky told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “He told me that they’re only bringing in one PWO offensive lineman and it’s yours if you want it. Coach told me that I’m his top guy and I really appreciated that. The offer itself is great and I was surprised because two or three weeks ago, I didn’t think that it was an option anymore. I really am appreciative and Pitt is definitely a high option for me.”
The fact that Pitt is only bringing in one PWO offensive line and they want him is a big deal for Metrosky and although he wouldn’t start off as a scholarship player, their are plenty of examples over the years to provide evidence that depending on his development, that very well could happen eventually.
Sr. Spotlight: #78 Matt Metrosky @MattMetrosky
Matt came to us over the summer and instantly hit it off w/ his new teammates and staff. Athletic, intelligent & hard working, he's been a delight to work with since he joined us. He'll be an asset anywherehttps://t.co/nodXzsY3IU
— GCC Football (@GCCHSFootball) October 26, 2020
“I was proud when he told me that I’m their number choice,” said Metrosky. “To get to the FBS level, let alone a Power Five program is an insane accomplishment and made me feel great. Coach Borbs told me that he’s going to need a center in the next year or two depending on what kids do with graduation and that I could fill that role. He said that I have really good film and very comparable to an early Jimmy Morrisey and how he played. He liked how I really use my lower body with my blocking. Getting this opportunity from Pitt really shows me that hard work does payoff.”
— M (@MattMetrosky) January 7, 2021
Now that he’s been presented this chance from Pitt, Metrosky plans on sitting down with his family and weighing the pros and cons with all his opportunities but Pitt will be given serious consideration.
“Coach said there’s no rush from their end and want me to make this decision whenever I’m comfortable making it,” said Metrosky. “I told him my timeline, which I’m guessing will be within the next week. The factors for me will be cost and what other schools are doing too. If I were to go to Pitt, I would have to make sure that would be my best option. My mom is a graduate of Pitt, so there’s that alumni factor that could play into it as well as the fact that my whole family loves Pitt. But I’m going to go down the list and make the decision that’s best for me.”