Matha recently attended Pitt's junior day. He is capable of bench pressing 365 pounds, squatting 525 pounds and running a 5.2 forty-yard dash.
"I enjoyed Pitt's junior day. Coach (Dave) Wannstedt was really nice and seemed very down to earth. The facilities were pretty incredible. I like the City of Pittsburgh as well. I'm more of a city guy and I like what the setting there."
Matha earned first team Class AAAA Associated Press All-State and PA Football News All-State as a junior. He has been a two-year starter at offensive and defensive tackle. The Panthers are recruiting offensive lineman Jake Anderson (6-foot-5 inches, 280 pounds), Dan's teammate. Anderson has yet to receive an offer.
When asked about his strengths, he stated, "I'm a very strong run blocker. When I lock onto a linebacker or defensive linemen, I either knock them to the ground or push them back ten yards."
"I want to go to a school with good facilities, a great strength program and a good line coach. I just need to feel comfortable. I'll know if it's the right school when I visit. "I like Pitt quite a bit. They remain one of my top choices right now."
Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.