Like I said in the prior post, the rest of his team is very poor. Voytik took snaps behind a line that was a sieve, and his receivers were very bad. As a quarterback, there's not much you can do in that situation. It's not like Rushel Shell who, like Voytik, is basically all that his team has. As a running back, you can just get the ball easily in your hand and run, run, run. And somebody like Robert Foster can do the same. But as a quarterback, you need somebody to actually throw the ball to or it doesn't matter how good you are. Voytik was running for his life and was throwing bullets to receivers who continually broke off patterns (if they knew the patterns at all), were very slow, and had no hands. He would continually throw passes to players who just weren't going to help him complete a play in any way.
To me he showed a very strong, accurate arm, and a quick release, plus he ran hard with good speed. And just as importantly, he had to be frustrated to have his chance on national TV be ruined by poor teammates, but not once did he sulk, complain, or show frustration.
I was living in New Jersey when Joe Flacco played there, and I saw him play. And I saw Tyler Palko and Rod Rutherford play in person when they were in high school. All three ended up being very good college quarterbacks, and I'm telling you without a doubt that Voytik is significantly more talented at this same stage than all three. Hopefully Pitt fans who read this will take my advice and be excited about this player because if you can't get excited about a kid who ranked fifth at the Elite 11, was named best leader at the camp, and was said to have the best arm and quickest release there, then I can't help you.
As for those who keep talking about his size, let's put that to bed right now because it's just showing a lack of football knowledge for those who continually mention it. Voytik is said to be either 6'0" or 6'1". This is just some of the players in the same range.
Michael Vick, Virginia Tech, 6'0"- All-American, Heisman Finalist, Four-time NFL All Pro.
Eric Zeier, Georgia, 6'1"- Set 67 school records and 18 SEC records. Most prolific passer in SEC history and became just third player to pass for over 11,000 yards in his career. First Team All-American.
Major Harris, West Virginia, 6'1"- Two time Heisman Trophy finalist, All-American, College Football Hall of Fame. Led WVU to the National Championship game.
Pat White, West Virginia, 6'0"- All time leading rusher for a QB in history, top five in all major passing categories for the school. One of only five players to both rush and pass for 1,000 yards in a season, and he's done it twice.
Drew Brees, Purdue, 6'0"- Considered the best Big 10 QB in history, Super Bowl winner and perennial All-Pro, future Hall of Famer.
Kellen Moore, Boise State, 6'0"- Heisman Trophy finalist, All-American, will soon become winningest QB ever, and on pace to be top five in yardage in history.
Chase Daniel, Missouri, 6'0"- Heisman Trophy finalist, All-American, and over 12,500 passing yards.
Seneca Wallace, Iowa State, 5'11"- Threw for over 5,200 yards and ran for 912 more in just two seasons. Has played in the NFL for the past nine years.
Troy Smith, Ohio State, 6'0"- Heisman Trophy winner, All-American, and led Ohio State to the National Championship game.
Colt McCoy, Texas, 6'1"- Heisman Trophy runner-up, All-American, currently has more wins of any quarterback in NCAA history.
Ty Detmer, BYU, 6'0"- Heisman Trophy winner, two time All-American, threw for over 15,000 yards.
Doug Flutie, Boston College, 5'9"- Heisman Trophy winner and a finalist another time. Over 10,000 career yards.
Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech, 5'10"- Heisman Trophy runner-up. Threw for over 3,000 yards and ran for over 700 yards in his senior year.
Timmy Chang, Hawaii, 6'1"- All-time passing leader with over 17,000 yards, plus most attempts and most completions.
Kordell Stewart, Colorado, 6'1"- Set school records for yards, completions, and touchdowns, and played in the NFL for eleven years.
Danny Wuerffel, Florida, 6'1"- Heisman Trophy winner, two time First Team All-American, two time Heisman finalist, ended career with a then NCAA record 114 passing TDs, and won a National Championship.
Eric Crouch, Nebraska, 6'0"- Heisman Trophy winner, school's career total offense leader, one of only three players to run for over 3,000 yards and pass for over 4,000 yards in his career.
Shawn Jones, Georgia Tech, 6'1"- Four year starter and quarterback of National Championship team. Over 9,000 total yards.
Russell Wilson, Wisconsin, 5'11"- NC State transfer who currently leads the undefeated Badgers. Already has over 10,000 yards passing in his career and a Heisman and a national championship this season is not out of the question.
Ben Bennett, Duke, 6'1"- Finished career with the top passing yardage in NCAA history. Set seven NCAA, 15 ACC, and 42 school records.
Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech, 6'1"- ACC Player of the Year and passed for over 7,000 yards and nearly 2,000 yards rushing with 67 total touchdowns.
Woody Dantzler, Clemson, 6'0"- First player to throw for more than 2,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards in a career. Set 53 Clemson records.
Rex Grossman, Florida, 6'1"- Heisman Trophy runner up and All-American. Playing his ninth season in the NFL.
Jason Gesser, Washington State, 6'1"- Pac 10 Player of the Year, led team to two ten win seasons, finished seventh in Heisman vote. Threw for over 6,100 yards and 53 yards in his last two seasons.
Cade McNown, UCLA, 6'1"- Finished eighth and third in Heisman voting, All-American, over 10,000 passing yards.
Rodney Peete, USC, 6'0"- Finished second in Heisman voting and played in the NFL for 16 years.
Brett Basanez, Northwestern, 6'1"- Came within four rushing yards of being the only player ever to pass for over 10,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards. Over 11,500 total yards is 13th all-time. Still holds 29 school records.
Drew Tate, Iowa, 6'0"- Big Ten Player of the Year and three seasons over 2,500 yards passing.
Antwaan Randle El, Indiana, 5'10"- Finished sixth in Heisman voting. First player in history to both run and pass for 40 touchdowns. Finished career fifth all-time in total yards. First player in history to have 2,500 total yards for all four years of his college career.