The vibes around Pitt aren’t great as the Panthers limped into the bye week at 1-4, but the coaching staff is working on implementing changes — hopefully — and hitting the road recruiting.
Pittsburgh Sports Now can confirm that the coaching staff will be checking in on a fast-rising recruit from the WPIAL at his high school this afternoon.
Pitt is visiting Matt Sieg at Fort Cherry High School in McDonald, Pa. later this hour. It remains to be seen which coach will be making the trip out, but it’s likely WPIAL recruiter Cory Sanders.
Sieg — a 6-foot, 170-pound quarterback/defensive back in the class of 2026 — hasn’t received an offer from Pitt yet, but as he’s putting together an electric sophomore season and making it out to Acrisure Stadium on Oct. 14 for the Louisville game, it’s likely on a matter of time.
Penn State and Nebraska have offered the sophomore signal caller, and as he continues to impress at Fort Cherry and make visits, his list of offers should explode.
He’s been immensely impressive this season, completing 31-of-48 pass attempts (64.6%) for 552 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception, and he’s added 25 carries for 474 yards (19.4 yards per carry) and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
And he’s coming off a statement win over Bishop Canevin, throwing for 160 yards and three touchdowns and running for 277 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-41 win.
Highlights from a hard fought team win to get to 6-0 against Bishop Canevin‼️
Passing: 5 of 7- 172 yds- 3TDs
Rushing: 26 carries- 277yds-4 TDshttps://t.co/QioKCZ8EVK
— Matt Sieg (@matt_sieg) October 1, 2023
Pitt currently does not have a commitment in the class of 2025 or 2026, with both classes still a ways off, but the recruiting efforts this week will certainly revolve around the sophomores and juniors in the key recruiting areas. And Sieg will certainly be a recruit to watch as he builds a relationship with the Pitt coaching staff.
Pitt currently holds a verbal commitment from 2024 three-star quarterback Julian Dugger and landed three-star quarterback Ty Dieffenbach in the class of 2023.