PA Offensive Tackle hopes for Pitt offer

The University of Pittsburgh is in the process of rebuilding their offensive line. Pitt is desperately lacking large, towering offensive tackle prospects. It appears there is an excellent candidate at Highlands Senior High School in Natrona Heights,

"Pitt, Penn State and Virginia are probably my top schools at this time. I also like Akron, North Carolina State, Indiana and Michigan State," stated offensive tackle Matt Ostrowski (6-foot-6 inches, 290 pounds).

Ostrowski recently attended Pitt's junior day and the All-American combine in Pittsburgh, PA. When asked to comment on the Panthers' junior day, he quickly replied, "I really was impressed. The facilities were really nice and the coaching staff treated me really well. They made me feel very comfortable."

"The staff told me they would be keeping a really close eye on me. I'm going to be going to their summer camp and they will have time to evaluate me further."

Matt has been a two-year starter on both sides of the line. He is capable of bench pressing 325 pounds, squatting 455 pounds and 5.6 forty-yard dash.

"My size is my main asset. I have a big wingspan and I have quick feet. It takes a lot to get around me. I'm around 290 pounds but I still have room to grow. Most schools are recruiting me for the left tackle position."

"I really like Pitt. I'm hoping they offer after their camp. It would be a great place to play."

NOTE: There will be a number of quality offensive tackle prospects attending the Panthers' summer football camp. Offensive line coach Paul Dunn will be keeping a close eye on Ostrowski, Zac Kasparek (6-foot-6 inches, 285 pounds), Donny Barclay (6-foot-4 inches, 275 pounds) and Paul Simkovich (6-foot-4 inches, 296 pounds). Expect one or two of the linemen to receiver scholarship offers.

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