By Keith McGonigle.
Chad Voytik, the talented 2012 quarterback from Cleveland High School in Tennessee, is drawing attention from a lot of top programs. Clemson recently offered the dual-threat quarterback giving him his 8th scholarship.
“I went down to watch the spring game at Clemson and I sat down and talked to Coach Morris. He told me about how they got three quarterbacks in their 2010 class so it’s not the best situation, but he said my skill set fits their offense. They are looking for someone that can throw well, escape pressure and make plays with their feet,” said Voytik. “He told me he liked what he has seen from me, and that is when he offered me, in front of my coaches, my dad, and teammates.”
What does the 6’1” 185 lbs. quarterback like about Clemson?
“I really like the coaching staff and Coach Swinney. I feel comfortable there and it seems like a good place to spend four-plus years of your life. They also have great traditions with the rock and the hill and a beautiful campus,” said Voytik.
The standout QB recently was named MVP of an Elite 11 camp in Athens, GA and was named to the Army All-American team. Voytik said he expects recruiting to pick up, but as of now his favorites are Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, and Pittsburg.
What will it take to get Clemson in as a top school?
“I guess if things progress. The situation there isn’t the best but that doesn’t mean I can’t go in and compete,” said Voytik. “I have to sit down with my family and go over the pros and cons of everything. But I feel comfortable with the people and fans down there.”
In only 9 games Voytik threw for over 1850 yards and 17 touchdowns last year while also running for another 430 yards and 7 touchdowns. He said the most important thing to him is the degree. He comes from a very strong academic family and says he is looking to possibly become a lawyer or follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor.