He didn’t disappoint.
Tom HauckWatch List QB Chad Voytik lists Mississippi State, Pitt and Vanderbilt among his favorites right now.
“I thought I did well and felt really good in how I performed,” Voytik said. “I did my very best and gave it my all. I did all I could. The best part about something like this is taking drills home, like some roll out stuff for me. It’s also great to see the guys around me and compete against them. It was very exciting.”
Voytik, who has eight scholarship offers, made all the throws despite it being windy and raining for for most of the night.
“I thought he was one of the top guys,” said former NFL quarterback Browning Nagle, one of the Elite 11 quarterback coaches. “I think with a lot of these kids they have one thing and need to add another element. When you try that here something suffers but that is part of being young. These kids are talented, they have the arms, they have athleticism but they are missing something else. That’s where coaching comes in. Some have a benefit in that. Some have those resources to help them out. Those that don’t need it and need to check out what the big boys are doing. Man, the game has transformed since I played it.”
For now, Voytik favors a trio of schools — Mississippi State, Pitt and Vanderbilt.
“I went and saw all three teams recently this spring. My latest visit was Clemson and to get an offer from them was great,” he said. “I feel really blessed right now and very happy with the schools I am choosing from.
“I take grades seriously so I am looking for a school that can give me a degree to be proud of,” Voytik said. “I want to play in an offense that fits my skills and pick a place where I am comfortable for the next four to five years. I do not have a timetable but I need to start talking with my family and coaches. Mississippi State, Vandy and Pitt are my top three but doesn’t mean the others are out. I’ll start deciding and talking it over with everyone and coming to a decision.”
Other quarterbacks that stood out were Reese Hannon (Greer, S.C./Greer), Chris Moody (McDonough, Ga./Henry County), Nick Patti (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips), Tyler Cameron (Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter Community), Todd Mayes (Olive Branch), Colin McElroy (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton), and Anfornee Stewart (Duluth, Ga./Duluth). Some signal caller in the Class of 2013 that impressed were Jonathan McCrary (Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove), Eddie Printz (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter), Riley Ferguson (Butler, N.C./Butler), Tyler Dominy (Dawson County, Ga.), and Alton Meeks (Orlando, Fla./Boone).
“I am not sure if there was one guy that stood out above the crowd,” Nagle said. “But I can flat out tell you that there were 10-12 D-I kids here right now.”
Florida signal caller
with seven offers
Tyler Cameron (Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter Community) claims seven scholarship offers at this time.
“Rutgers, Louisville, Illinois, FAU, USF, and Marshall have offered me,” Cameron said. “I can’t think of the seventh offer. So far, I have seen Florida, FSU and Miami. Right now I am open.”
Cameron was happy with his performance.
“I thought I did all right,” Cameron said. “There are places for improvement, things I lack in. I have technique to work on. I am the type of quarterback that has the ability to get out of trouble. I stay level headed with team and I am always able to run the ball and get team going. I don’t let them down.”
Jamie Newberg has been covering recruiting in the Southeast and nationally for 19 years. He can be reached at email@example.com.