P-O’s Matsko going to Shippensburg

Name: Curtis Matsko

High school: Philipsburg-Osceola

Hometown: Philipsburg

Sport: Football

Position: Defensive line

College choice: Shippensburg University

Other colleges considered: Kutztown, Lock Haven, Millersville, IUP, Edinboro

Why I picked Shippensburg: “I went there and visited, and the school really stuck out. It was a great atmosphere. I definitely felt accepted there. It’s a great football program, and the education is great. I want to major in business, and they have a great business school.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Making it to the second round of districts my sophomore year and starting as a sophomore.”

Coach Jeff Vroman’s quote: “He was very happy when he went down there. He visited four other PSAC schools, so they’re happy to have him. You’re talking about a kid who played at the varsity level for four years for us. He’s still growing, and that’s something they can really utilize down there.”

How I got my start playing football: “My dad [Joe] played football and he got me into playing pee-wee football in fifth grade.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Playing baseball and basketball and going fishing

What getting to play in college means to me: “It’s been a dream of mine since before I can remember. My dad took me to Penn State games growing up. I wanted to play at the next level, and finally accomplishing that means a lot.”

Probable college major: Business

Parents: Kelly and Joe Matsko