It’s no secret that Pitt will look to add an offensive lineman commitment or two to their Class of 2022 after the decommitments of both 2022 3-star lineman Bradley Mann (Jacksonville, Fla.) and 2022 offensive tackle Ja’Kavion Nonar (Belle Glade, Fla.).
With them being on their bye this week, the Pitt coaching staff will all be out recruiting and someone they’ll likely be in contact with is 2022 3-star lineman Matthew McCoy (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) from Saint Augustine, Florida.
Tim Salem was in contact with McCoy last week as he extended him an offer to Pitt. McCoy’s recruitment has taken off in the last month as he now holds offers from Florida State, Miami, Minnesota, TCU, Georgia State, South Florida, Ole Miss, Louisville, Arkansas State and Maryland.
The reason for his run of offers is that prior to this season, McCoy was playing defensive line and tight end but moved to offensive tackle for his senior season at Creekside High School where he’s been a standout.
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Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with McCoy, over the weekend, and asked him about the position switch and about the boom in his recruitment.
“I’ve been in touch with Pitt for about a week,” said McCoy. “My head coach is really good friends with Pitt’s tight ends coach and he’s been keeping in touch with me through texts. But Coach Salem flew down for my last game last week. I talked to him and Pitt’s head coach really liked what he saw with me from tackle and they offered me. They liked how long and athletic I am and how I can bend. Coach Salem, my head coach and I were in a group talking and Coach Salem is a really funny guy. Coach Salem was telling me about how their practice facility is right next to the Pittsburgh Steelers and I thought that was really cool. That definitely peaked my interest knowing that I would be right next door to an NFL team.”
“Last year I was playing just tight end and over the summer, I then started playing defensive line. Everything was going well and then our left tackle went down and they needed me to step up and play. I’ve played at offensive tackle since then and I’ve loved it.”
Life has definitely changed for McCoy as a couple of months ago, he was hoping to draw the attention of Power Five programs and now his phone is blowing up with offers and messages from major programs.
“Everything has been going pretty fast,” said McCoy. “I’ve tried to let this recruiting process slow down and try and take everything in that’s happened recently. In the future, I’m going to have to make this big decision and I can tell already that it’s going to be a tough one. This recruiting and attention I’m getting is nice and I love it at times but I can also tell you that it can get very overwhelming at times.”
McCoy tells PSN that he’s now attempting to determine which schools that he plans on making visits to. The only one that’s been scheduled is a trip to Ole Miss when they host LSU.