June 30, 2006
Just what the doctor ordered
Last year Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt and his staff landed one of the better recruiting classes in the country. If there was one area the came up a little light it was on the offensive line. This week Pitt has landed two offensive tackles to help supplement the Class of 2006. This morning Erie McDowell's Dan Matha (6' 6" 311) gave a verbal commitment to Coach Wannstedt. Earlier this week John Fieger from Upper Perkiomen also committed.
Matha last visited Pitt about a week and a half ago. Matha said, "I came down with one of my teammates Jake Anderson to their summer camp. He worked out at their camp and I took the opportunity to talk to the coaches and look around a little bit."
Matha told the Pantherlair, "I chose Pitt because of the coaches. They seemed to care about me beyond just being a football player. They went out of their way to talk to my family and friends. I guess I picked Pitt because of the people there."
Matha attended the Nike Camp at State College in May. This week Student Sports, which runs the Nike Camp, selected Matha as a second All-American after watching well over 3,000 prospects workout at their camps.
Matha injured his ankle as a sophomore. Matha said, "It is coming around now. I am almost back to 100%. I have been working hard. I workout five days a week".
The Pitt coaching staff also got a verbal commitment this morning from tight end Nick Krupa (6' 4" 230) from Santaluces High school in Florida.
The Pantherlair recently ranked Dan Matha as the No. 14 prospect in the state of Pennsylvania.
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