The first time Scout saw Matt Sichterman on the field we we’re intrigued by the lanky offensive lineman who was weighing around 235-pounds at the time. Now the Kings Mills (Ohio) Kings offensive lineman has turned a few heads while also adding good weight to his 6-foot-5 frame.
At this time Sichterman is still surprised at where he’s at with the recruiting process.
“I never thought I’d be right here,” said Sichterman. “I thought I could get a couple of Mid American Conference offers and then get a couple of Power Five offers. But I never thought I’d get this many. It’s nice to have this many options.
One reason Sichterman may have wondered about interest from college coaches was due to the fact in June he was not carrying as much weight as he is now.
“During the winter and basketball season, I would go up to the gym in the morning three days a week with Jared Dorsa,” he explained. “I was eating between 5,000 and 6,000 calories a day and the weight has come on easy.”
As for the schools that have offered early or made contact, Sichterman has a couple of schools high on his list and is looking to made a few visits.
“There are a couple of schools standing out early for me,” he said. “Pittsburgh is up there in the mix along with Nebraska and Illinois. I haven’t received a Duke offer yet, but it would be a big one for me. I’ve visited Miami Ohio, Toledo, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Kentucky and Indiana. Coming up I’m going to Purdue and I’ll be up to Illinois soon and plan on getting out to Duke, North Carolina and then Maryland, Rutgers and Nebraska.”
As for when Sichterman is looking to make a college decision. He’s not in a hurry but knows the clock is ticking.
“I’m hoping to make my decision before my senior year,” he said. “However, that could change depending upon offers I receive and when I can take on campus visits.”