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Chad Voytik Is Now A Panther

I wrote a few days ago that one recruit to keep an eye on was Chad Voytik out of Cleveland, Tennessee. Today, Voytik committed to Todd Graham and the Pitt Panthers. This is a huge get for Graham, who has now secured commitments from two 4-star recruits in the past four days.

So what does this mean for the program? Well, it potentially means that Pitt has their QB of the future in two seasons once Tino graduates. Voytik will have a year under Sunseri to learn the system and emerge in 2013 as Pitt's starting QB.

Voytik is one of the top QB prospects in this year's class. Here is what ESPN has to say about Voytik.

There is so much to like about this guy, but you just wish he were taller. He is a Kyle Parker/Drew Brees type and we would argue you will not find a quicker release on a QB in the 2012 class than the one Voytik has. The ball absolutely jumps out of his hand with pop and velocity and he can fit the ball into tight spots because of his anticipation and release that most can't. In fact, his delivery gives the impression that he has a stronger arm than he actually does. He stands at right about six feet. Works mostly from the shotgun and is very impressive on timing routes and routes that require him to throw to a spot. He is balanced, has great feet and shows presence and awareness in the pocket. Displays good command of the scheme and knows where to go with the football. He is also a good athlete that is used o designated runs. Can buy time, scramble and keep a play alive and is a highly competitive player when things break down. Throws on the move with accuracy and makes good decisions under duress. As with most shorter QB's, it helps him to be in the shotgun so he can see the field and get the ball out. If his view gets obstructed and he is not able to get into rhythm he is not as effective. Moving the launch point with him enhances his productivity. He lacks bulk and strength at this stage and while he is a good runner he is not a guy you want handling the ball on the ground a whole lot. His release and accuracy as a passer is what sets him apart. He can get very hot and be very authoritative with his throws. In our opinion if he were two or three inches taller he would be a national recruit for this class. Good prospect with some things you can't coach--like a lightning quick release.

Plus the guy doesn't mind redshirting a year so he can potentially be Pitt's starting QB for four years. What more could you ask for in a high profile recruit?