Voytik Updates Recruitment

Chad Voytik holds a Pitt offer. He came up to Pittsburgh for a spring practice, and has plans to take another unofficial visit there this summer.

Cleveland (TN) quarterback Chad Voytik threw for 1,850 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, and added another 439 yards on the ground, with seven rushing scores. Voytik's most recent offer came from Clemson when he went down for their spring game last month. In addition to Clemson, the 6-0, 185-pound signal-caller has offers from Pittsburgh, Mississippi State, Memphis and Vanderbilt.

Recently, other schools such as Wake Forest and Syracuse have expressed an interest too. Voytik also worked out at the Nike Camp in Athens, Georgia, last month and the Elite 11 camp.

Aside from the Clemson spring game, the only other place Voytik went to was Pittsburgh for a spring practice. He came away pretty impressed with what he saw.

"It's great, I talk to them a lot," Voytik said of Pitt. "I talk to (quarterbacks) coach (Todd) Dodge. I think the relationship is good. (Head) coach (Todd) Graham has talked to my mom. They're definitely up there for sure. I like the staff a lot."

Schematically, Voytik says he's able to relate his high school team's offense to what Pitt is looking to run under Graham and his new coaching staff.

"It is similar to my high school's offense," Voytik said. "Coach Graham came from a prestigious high school program. He brought that offense with him. I think the offense fits my talents."

Academics will play a major factor in Voytik's decision wherever he decides to go. Medicine is one of the areas of study he is looking into. His father is an orthopedic surgeon, which is one of the areas Voytik is considering.

"The school itself, I was real interested in the medical program," Voytik said. "I'm looking at medicine and law. I'm kind of in between. I'm not taking it easy in college, that's for sure. I want to be a full-time student-athlete."

Voytik said that Pitt is one of two schools that are favorites at this point. He doesn't want to rule out other schools, but says there's a lot of things that make Pitt stand out. He plans on bringing his parents back to Pittsburgh this summer, then going from there. He may or may not make a decision after that point, but does know for sure he wants to get a second look.

"I'm planning on visiting Pittsburgh and Mississippi State," Voytik said. "I've been to those schools, but I want to take my family to two schools and see how they react to it, about each school. I feel like I'll be able to tell the best place for me. I definitely want to take those visits. It's not just down to those two, but those are the leaders right now."


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