It didn’t take long for Matt Metrosky to accept the offer to stay home to play his college football.
The Greensburg Central Catholic center received a call from Pitt offensive line coach Dave Borbely on Thursday, letting him know that the Panthers were extended him an PWO opportunity. This was significant because it was the only walk-on opportunity they were extending this year to an offensive lineman.
After talking about it with his family over the weekend, Metrosky called Borbely Monday morning and accepted the offer to join the Pitt football program. Following his talk with Pitt, Metrosky announced his decision on Twitter.
“First things first, I would like to thank God for allowing me to play college football. I would also like to thank everyone including my family, friends and coaches for helping me with this decision. Finally, I want to thank all the coaches who have recruited me in this process and have given me an opportunity to play at the college level. All things considered, I am fired up to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh.”
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 won’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.
“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,” Metrosky told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “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.”
This is a big decision for Matt and his family because his mother is a graduate of Pitt and his whole family have been life long fans of Pitt athletics.