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Voytik names leader at Elite 11

MALIBU, Calif. - The plan for Chad Voytik is to stay in Southern California for a few days after the Elite 11 to possibly finalize his college decision and as things stood Monday night Pittsburgh is the leader.
It could be tough to beat the Panthers especially since the Cleveland, Tenn., four-star prospect likes so much about the school and the football program. Vanderbilt is in second place with Mississippi State trailing in third.
"It's going to be soon after this camp I'm going to decide," Voytik said.
"We're staying a few days after the camp ends and I'm going to continue to discuss things and make a decision. I'd say Pittsburgh is ahead right now. I really think it's a good fit.
"They have a great system coming from Tulsa and I love the staff and how much they genuinely want me. It's just a good fit. Academics are great and my extended family is an hour away so it's a good fit for me."
Vanderbilt is still in contention for Voytik, a 6-foot-1, 183-pound pro-style quarterback who looked sharp on Day 1 of the Elite 11.
The new Commodores coaching staff has been impressive to Voytik, who said he's established a good relationship with coach James Franklin, quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne and defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, who recruits Voytik's area.
"It's close to my family in Cleveland, Tennessee, and the staff is great," Voytik said.
"I love coach Frankin and coach Rahne and coach Shoop is the area recruiter. They're getting recruits in and things are turning around plus it's a great program."
Rivals.com rates Voytik as the sixth-best pro-style quarterback and No. 153 in the 2012 class. He threw for 1,850 yards with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions in his junior season and also added seven rushing scores.