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Pitt Target, WPIAL Star Matt Sieg Elevated to 4-Star Recruit



Fort Cherry quarterback Matt Sieg runs with the football in WPIAL title game

If you take a look at Matt Sieg’s sophomore season stats, it’s not hard to see why he’s being recruited heavily by the likes of Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia, among others.

Sieg — a 6-foot, 170-pound athlete from Fort Cherry in McDonald, Pa. — holds offers from Akron, Nebraska, PSU, Pitt, Syracuse, WVU and Wisconsin, and he’s playing quarterback and defensive back at the high school level. It appears likely that Sieg will be recruited primarily as a safety, but wherever he ends up on the field, he’ll be one of the highest-recruited WPIAL players in the class of 2026.

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Sieg has been elevated to a four-star recruit by 247Sports, which makes him a consensus Top-150 recruit in the class.

Pitt has been in contact with Sieg for a few years now, first hosting him for a visit when Pitt clinched the ACC Coastal division in 2021, and the Panthers finally extended an offer — his third Division I offer — last October. He made it back out to watch Pitt knock off Louisville the same month. His most recent visit came last month to watch spring practice.

“I thought my visit to Pitt was really good,” Sieg told Pittsburgh Sports Now following the visit. “When I got a tour of the facility on South Side, I could tell how tight-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. It was really cool how I could tell everyone at Pitt is working together and they really seem like a big family.

“The whole facility is really nice, state-of-the-art stuff. 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.”

Sieg was electric as a sophomore at Fort Cherry, completing 82-of-146 pass attempts (56%) for 1,650 yards with 20 touchdowns and three interceptions, adding 227 carries for 2,234 yards (9.8 yards per carry) and 39 touchdowns. And he racked up 20 tackles (13 solo), a tackle for loss and three interceptions defensively.

247Sports rates Sieg as the 140th-ranked recruit in the class (12th-ranked safety and fifth-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while Rivals rates him as the 142nd-ranked recruit in the class (17th-ranked athlete and fourth-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).

Sieg is still a long way away from his class being on the clock, but it will be important to continue to strengthen the relationship and host him on additional visits.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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