Voss Returns From Camp

New Port Richey (FL) Gulf star quarterback Alton Voss headed to NC State on Sunday looking to impress the Wolfpack with his ability at quarterback. He already has an offer from the ACC program, but was hoping to earn it on the offensive side of the ball.

New Port Richey (FL) Gulf star quarterback Alton Voss headed to NC State looking to impress the Wolfpack with his ability at quarterback. He already has an offer from the ACC program, but was hoping to earn it on the offensive side of the ball.

"It was really nice," Voss said of his NC State visit. "I was really impressed with the campus and the facilities. The coaches were very easy going and down-to-earth guys.

"I was really impressed with the facilities. When the offensive line coach was giving us the tour of their building, he kept saying it was all for just the football team. There was everything you could ask for in there."

Voss has been offered to play defense at NC State, and he has offers to play quarterback at Mississippi State and South Florida. At the Wolfpack's camp, he worked out with the quarterbacks and felt he performed very well. Did he do enough to earn an offer to play quarterback?

I think I had a perfect day," he said. "There was about 20 quarterbacks there, and they pulled out three of us to get some extra work in. It was me, T.J. Borcky, and a guy named Riddle. They both were good. Borcky is from Orlando, I think he goes to Lake Highland Prep. He's a lefty... he threw well.

"Coach Trestman told me they already had a few quarterbacks they are looking at, and if things don't work out with them then I'll be right there in the mix."

Voss pointed out that the NC State coaches were honest with him about his current situation.

"You know, I respect them because they were up front with me," he said. "They told me that if I did come there for defense, they would give me a shot playing quarterback, and I'd just stick with defense if it didn't work out. I would probably play linebacker or safety, but I would at least get a shot at quarterback."

"I would probably play linebacker or safety, but I would at least get a shot at quarterback."

NC State safeties coach Rick Kravitz is recruiting Voss for the Wolfpack, and they have a good relationship, although a miscommunication was cleared up this weekend.

"I like coach Kravitz... I got to talk with him some today. He said he's been trying to text message me the past couple of months, but I never got them. I think he had the wrong number, so we got that fixed. He's easy to talk to and is going to keep in touch with me."

Entering his third year as a starter, Voss tallied 1,300 passing yards and 1,100 rushing yards as a junior, totaling 26 touchdowns. He has two more camps coming up as he prepares for his senior season.

"Friday I'm heading to Friday Night Lights for the Gators," he said. "Towards the end of the month I'm heading to USF for a one-day camp and then I'm done for the summer.

"I'd say my top four would be Mississipp State, USF, UF, and NC State. All the situations position-wise are pretty good. I met all the coaches, and they are all great guys. None of them rub you the wrong way and everything is just positive.

"I was hoping to have a decision after my last camp, but I'm not sure about that right now."

Scouting Report: "Alton Voss is a quarterback prospect from New Port Richey (Fla.) High School. Voss, 6-2.5 and 218 pounds, is athletic and dangerous with the ball. He is a dual threat both running and throwing. Voss can stand tall in the pocket and deliver all the throws. He has a good arm and has pretty good accuracy. When things breakdown he has the ability to get out of trouble with his mobility. Voss has good speed for his size and excellent quickness. Not only will he get up field but he will lower his shoulder and take on a defender. At times he is fearless and he will have to curb that at the next level when everyone is bigger, faster and stronger." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Jamie Newberg


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