Pitt landed a commitment from a WPIAL offensive lineman on Monday morning, as Matt Metrosky of Greensburg Central Catholic accepted an offer to join the program as a preferred walk-on. Metrosky played as a center, guard and long snapper with the Centurions last season and should add some size and versatility to the Panthers line.
“I want to thank all of the coaches who have recruited me in this process and have given me an opportunity to play at the college level,” Metrosky wrote on Twitter. “All things considered, I am fired up to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh.”
The 6’2”, 290-pound interior lineman is the only offensive lineman who was offered a preferred walk-on opportunity by the Pitt staff, and it did not take Metrosky, an avid fan of the program, much time to come to a decision. Pitt offensive line coach Dave Borbely offered Metrosky last Thursday, and by the weekend he was almost certain he would accept. And by noon on Monday, the lineman had accepted the offer.
“This means the world to me,” Metrosky told Bill Beckner Jr. of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “To be able to play for my hometown team is just amazing and unbelievable.”
Metrosky chose Pitt over offers from several Division II programs, including Millersville, West Virginia Wesleyan and Wheeling. The lineman had also spoken with several smaller Division I programs but ultimately decided to become a walk-on at his hometown school instead. And as a preferred walk-on, Metrosky will have an opportunity to earn a scholarship later.
The lineman out of Greensburg is the second 2021 recruit to join Pitt as a preferred walk-on this offseason. Metrosky joins Nick Lapi, a 6’2”, 210-pound running back and linebacker out of Northern Highlands High School in Allendale, New Jersey, in accepting a PWO offer from Pitt. Lapi was recruited by Pitt tight ends coach Tim Salem and committed last week.