Galambos Is A Panther

Matt Galambos is a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker out of The Haverford School (PA). He gives the Panthers three commits for the week, and a grand total now of 16 for the 2013 class.

Pitt picked up commitment number 16 on Thursday morning as Haverford School (PA) linebacker Matt Galambos decided to become a Panther.

Galambos, a three-star prospect and the No. 22 linebacker in the country, caught 27 passes for 426 yards with 6 touchdowns as a tight end. On defense, he finished with 81 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown--an interception returned for a touchdown.

Additionally, Galambos was a first-team All-InterAC player on both sides of the ball, as well as a first-team All-Delco county selection.

Haverford head coach Michael Murphy was excited on many levels about Galambos' commitment on Thursday.

Without question," Murphy said. "It's especially exciting finding the right fit, and it's real exciting any time any time a kid commits, but especially to a high-level of Division I football. They're getting a great player, and an even better kid."

Murphy also said Pitt is getting a top-shelf student--something that also played a role in Galambos' decision to attend Pitt.

"He's a fantastic student, a top-level student," Murphy added. "Haverford is a really challenging academic school. They're getting a kid that gets it done.

Murphy said the way the Pitt coaching staff recruited him was also pretty significant.

As it is for a lot of guys, that's a big factor for Matt," Murphy said. "He felt a connection with the staff. There were a lot of great coaches recruiting him from different schools. It clicked the fact that (offensive line coach Jim) Hueber was the (primary) contact. He told Matt how it was, how much they wanted him. He developed a great rapport. He also liked (linebacker) coach (Chris) Haering. He felt really comfortable with both guys.

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