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Allentown Central Catholic’s Quarterback Matt Rauscher commits to Lehigh

Written by: on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.



Yesterday on Twitter Matt tweeted, “I would like thank all of the college coaches who recruited me for their interest and for being so generous with their time. I would also like thank Coach McCorry, Coach Cerimele, the entire Central Catholic coaching staff, and my teammates for the honor and privilege to play of this great program. I want to thank my parents and my brother for all of their support and sacrifices along the way. Most importantly, I thank God for His many blessings in my life. With that said, I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to continue my football career at Lehigh University!! Many thanks to Coach Gilmore, Coach Brisson and the entire Lehigh coaching staff for giving me this incredible opportunity to play Division 1 football at one of the greatest academic institutions in the country!!”



Last year Matt passed for 1,991 yards and rushed for 504 yards and had 28 (15 pass, 13 rush) total touchdowns. His team made it to the District 11 4A Finals. He was a team captain last year as a junior.

“Lehigh is a great fit for Matt both athletically and academically,” said Head Coach Tim McGorry. “He is a good athlete with a strong arm and enjoys preparing each week. His best football is still ahead of him.”

Why did you commit to Lehigh University?

Lehigh was the first school that started recruiting me after I was invited to attend one of their camps last summer. Their offensive coordinator/QB coach – Coach Brisson – was also able to attend a couple of my games last fall so I have developed a close relationship with him. Coach McGorry coached at Lehigh so that was also a factor. Lehigh is the best fit for me both academically and athletically and I know it’s a place that I will make relationships to last a lifetime.


Who recruited you at Lehigh University?

Coach Scott Brisson (Offensive Coordinator/QB coach)


What position were you recruited for?



How are you training during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Central Catholic was the first school in the Lehigh Valley to go online when the pandemic hit so I am still focused on my school work but Coach McGorry has a strict regimen in place in which we are required to send him video clips of our workouts each week. I have also been having Zoom meetings with Coach McGorry and Coach Toman – our new Offensive Coordinator/QB coach. Film review is also mandatory.

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