June 15, 2010
Grand Rapids linebacker looks for more offers
Last year tight end Colin Voss was one of the top two-sport athletes in the Midwest. This year his younger brother, Trent Voss, is a solid Division 1 prospect, but he is all about playing football.
Voss, who attends powerhouse East Grand Rapids High School, is getting plenty of interest from regional programs. SpartanMag.com was able to speak with him about the schools he is hearing from and the expectations for next year.
"I have scholarship offers from Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Toledo," he stated. "I just went down to Cincinnati and they are supposed to get back with me about where I stand. I am going down to Purdue this weekend for camp."
With offers from all 3 of the Michigan MAC schools, we asked Voss if he has heard much from the Spartans or Wolverines.
"Michigan stopped into school during May and said they were looking closely at me. Michigan State invited me to camp on Friday, but since I already am going to Purdue I don't want to do camps back to back."
Voss' brother was an accomplished 2-sport star, garnering offers in both basketball and football. We asked Trent about playing other sports.
"This is the first year I am not playing travel basketball. I want to focus on getting bigger and faster for football. I have m weight up to 210-pounds. My goal is to reach 220-pounds start of the season. It is hard to put on quality weight when you are playing basketball tournaments every weekend."
Getting ready for his senior year is something Voss takes very serious.
"At East Grand Rapids we always have high expectations. We want to stay on top and that requires hard work. We have some holes to fill do to graduation, but we have some guys that are ready to step in. We have a new linebacker coach and I am excited to work with him. My coach has said I could also be playing fullback this year. I know I am willing to do whatever it takes to help my team win."
With his senior year a big focus, Voss indicated that he is in no hurry to male a college choice.
"I am going to wait and see how things play out and which schools offer. I also want to take some official visits so I can learn more about the programs."
As of right now, Michigan State and Michigan may have to play catch-up if they want to get involved with Voss. It may come down to a situation of how they see him fitting into their defensive scheme.
The Spartans have signed some of the best linebackers in the nation the last 2-years. If they do turn up the heat on his recruitment, Voss is confident he can help them win Big Ten Championships.
"I can't wait to get out there and play college football," he said. "I feel I am as good as anyone in the nation and I want to go out there and prove it. I love being on the field and making plays"
SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow the recruitment of Voss over the coming weeks. If he does stop into the Spartan camp in the coming weeks, he could easily shoot up the recruiting board.
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