Chad Voytik took a little different perspective on his unofficial visit to Pittsburgh this past weekend. Part of it was to simply hang out with fellow commits Chris Davis, Demitrious Davis, Adam Bisnowaty and others. That part of it is nice, and has been nice for awhile since Voytik committed to the Panthers back in July.
"It feels different, because we're just going to hang out," Voytik said. "These guys, I'm talking to almost daily. It's cool to just hang out with these guys, continue to build what we started."
Even though Voytik has already been to a Pitt basketball game—Pitt's win at Tennessee in Knoxville back in December—this past weekend was his first trip to the Petersen Events Center for a game. He said the excitement, the way Pitt won and just seeing the fan support all give him a good indication of what he's looking forward to when he himself begins competing in the fall.
"It was awesome, a perfect game for all of us to come to," Voytik said. "The place was exciting, the Oakland Zoo was going crazy. It was a neat experience.
"I think in general, it shows how excited (fans) get for a Pitt basketball game. That's an example of how excited the city gets for a Pirates game, Penguins game. It's exciting. I'm going into a situation where there's a lot of fan support; where people want you to do well."
Also in attendance at the game was five-star basketball commit Steven Adams, who also played Sunday at nearby Ambridge High School. Voytik says he hasn't met Adams personally, but is excited at the thought of being a fellow classmate with Adams. Pitt has seen some pretty successful football-basketball tandems to enroll at Pitt in the same year, most recently LeSean McCoy and DeJuan Blair in 2007. Perhaps Voytik and Adams can be part of that next great tandem.
"I watched a (highlight) video of his," Voytik said. "I watched that, then I kind of recognized him (at the basketball game). He definitely looked like a basketball player.
"We're not for the same sport, but we're becoming part of the Pitt family. It will be real cool to meet those guys, and be in my class. Hopefully we'll get to talk soon."