If all goes as planned, it won't be long before U.S. Army All-American quarterback Chad Voytik of Cleveland (Tenn.) picks a college.
"I'm looking to commit sometime before my season," he said.
Whom will the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Rivals250 prospect select?
Well, for now he's focused primarily on four schools - Clemson, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt. On Thursday, Voytik will make his third trip to Mississippi State, which a long time ago was the first program to offer him a scholarship.
"I've been there once for camp in the summer and then for a game," Voytik said. "[This week] I'm just getting to know those guys better, sitting down with the staff and just seeing if it's the place for me. They were great [during his previous visits]. They went out of their way to get some one-on-one time with me. I talked to Coach [Dan] Mullen for awhile. I like what I see down there."
Voytik, who will compete in the Elite 11 camp in California this July, also hopes to visit his other leaders again soon.
"Next week, I think I'm going to Pitt," Voytik said. "And if we can fit it in, I'll try to go to Clemson and Vanderbilt. But I don't know if I'll have time. Our team stuff is going to start picking up. I've got seven-on-seven and summer workouts - stuff I don't want to miss."
It isn't altogether inconceivable that another program could enter the mix, but it won't be easy for someone to do so at this stage, Voytik claimed.
"I like schools like Wake Forest and Louisville … so it's not out of the picture, but they're pretty new to offer and they're pretty new in my mind as well," Voytik said.
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