Matt Voytik knew all along Pitt was one of the schools he was going to camp at. Though he planned to work out as a quarterback, the Panther coaching staff wanted to see him at some other positions, as well.
"The thing about the Pitt camp, is that Pitt told me I won't play quarterback if I went there," Voytik said. "They wanted to see me as an athlete; defensive back, or wherever they wanted. I think I did really well."
Voytik tweaked his arm earlier in the spring, preparing to throw javelin at the state track meet. It might have been in his best interest not to throw, regardless. Still, trying other positions such as safety, or receiver, is something he won't rule out.
At the very least, going to the Pitt camp not only kept open some communication with the Pitt staff, but also opened some doors with other schools.
"I'm going to the Cornell camp on (July) 20th," Voytik added. "I'm also going to the Akron camp in the 26th. Later on, I'm going to visit Colgate, New Hampshire and Dartmouth. That's at the end of the month."
Voytik also earned MVP honors at the regional National Underclassmen Combine. As a result, he was invited to that group's national combine in Indianapolis, before starting training camp with his team next month.
As a junior in 2012, Voytik led Hickory to a 12-2 record, throwing for over 1,200 yards and rushing for another 600 yards.