To say that the life and future of Fort Cherry standout Matt Sieg has changed is a massive understatement.
Two months ago, Sieg was just as a star sophomore on a talented Fort Cherry team, now he’s an elite recruit that is stacking up Power Five offers. Sieg, who stands at 6-foot and 170 pounds, has received offers from Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Nebraska and Syracuse in the month of October. Considering that he’s only a sophomore, more schools will come in to offer him for his services in the future
Matt Sieg isn’t just a star player that college programs have taken notice in, as he’s been one of the most electrifying players in the WPIAL in 2023. He has completed 36 of 55 passes for 724 yards and 11 touchdowns to just one interception, while rushing 51 times for 751 yards and eight touchdowns.
Being a prized recruit also means that when Matt Sieg makes game day visits, it’s newsworthy. That was the case this past weekend as Sieg made an unofficial visit to Acrisure Stadium for Pitt’s upset win against then ranked No. 14 Louisville last Saturday.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke to Sieg on Monday about his newfound stardom and whether things feel different for him. He also spoke about his impressions of what he saw from the hometown program.
“Honestly, I really haven’t felt or looked at myself any differently,” Sieg said. “Everything that’s happening to me is really great stuff, but I still have a lot to achieve, and I can’t let all of this change my perspective on anything. Yes, I’m ready for all of the attention that I will be getting but it really isn’t going to change anything for me. I think it’s cool to be getting this attention but I’m not going to let it change how I work and how I approach things.”
“I thought my visit to Pitt was really good. When I got a tour of the facility on South Side, I could tell how tough knit Pitt is as a coaching staff and I really liked that. My tour guide was talking to me about the game and about Pitt and it all matched up with what I saw. I was really cool how I could tell everyone at Pitt is working together and they really seem like a big family.”
This wasn’t Sieg’s first tour of the Pitt facilities, but he noticed some upgrades from the last time he visited, and one thing really stood out to him.
“The whole facility is really nice, state of the art stuff,” said Sieg. “What really stood out to me was Pitt’s nutrition plan for their athletes. They share the same meal prep and eating area with the Steelers. That’s really impressive.”
After touring the Pitt facility, Sieg along with the rest of the recruits went to Acrisure Stadium for the game. Aside from watching Pitt, he tells PSN that he had the opportunity to talk with a few other big name local recruits.
“I stood on the sidelines and talked a lot with Da’Ron Barsksdale (Steel Valley Class of 2026 athlete with Pitt offer), David Davis (Imani Christian Class of 2026 defensive back with Pitt offer) and Larry Moon (Pittsburgh Central Catholic Class of 2027 cornerback with Pitt offer). We talked a lot about our seasons and a lot about Pitt. I also had a chance pregame to talk with [safeties] Coach [Cory] Sanders and go in the locker room. It was a great time.”
Making these college visits are nice but that’s not the priority right now for Sieg. The No. 1 thing on his mind is making a return trip to Acrisure Stadium in November with his Fort Cherry team to play for a WPIAL Championship.
“Our team is really coming together and making improvements every single week,” said Sieg. “It’s really showing as we’re 8-0 right now, with two more games. We’re taking it week by week and our main goal is to win the WPIAL Championship. That’s my focus.”