June 27, 2010

Central Michigan still after Trent Voss?

East Grand Rapids (MI) is a school that has been known for their athletic success in recent years, and that is a direct result of producing some of the most talented players in the state. Last year they produced Colin Voss, one of the Midwest's top dual sport stars who drew D-1 offers in both football and basketball before accepting a basketball scholarship at Central Michigan. And in 2011, EGR has another D-1 athlete and his last name may sound very familiar. Trent Voss, a 6-foot-3 and 211 linebacker with 4.66 speed is next in line and should in no way be compared to his older brother because he's a talented player in his own right.

Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Toledo and Eastern Michigan have already offered the younger Voss and schools such as Purdue and Cincinnati are taking a close look after he attended their individual camps.

"I'm being recruited as a middle linebacker," added Voss. "But some schools like me as an outside linebacker because they think I can use my speed to rush the passer. I prefer playing in the middle because it's the position I play right now and I'm used to it, but it's not a big deal if I get moved."

Much has been made about his possible connection to is brother, but Trent made it very clear that his brother playing basketball at CMU has no bearing on his decision.

"Not at all," said Trent. "That really has no effect on my decision. If I end up at CMU and people say I was just following in my brothers footsteps, well they would just be wrong. I'm going to play where I want to go and he has no effect on my decision."

And it appears, at least for the moment, that the Chippewas are falling behind for his services.

"Right now, I like Toledo and Western Michigan the most because those are the two schools recruiting me the hardest. Cincinnati and Purdue haven't offered me yet, but love both of those schools and I've always been a big fan of Cincinnati. With Central Michigan, right now they sit pretty high with me, but I hear they just signed a linebacker so that's something I'll have to look into. But really, CMU offered me, but I haven't received one letter from them, one call or a single invite for a visit or anything."

Right now, the schools showing him the most interest have the upper hand.

"I'm looking for great coaches, and coaches who show they want me," added Voss. "I'm not really interested in a school that just offers me and then blows me off. Then I'm looking for a good education, obviously my dream is to play in the NFL, but I understand very few make it to that level so I want to have a good education to fall back on. And then I'm just looking for a good program and a good student atmosphere, because I'm going to be on that campus for the better part of five years."

Voss currently has a top four of Cincinnati, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan and plans on making a decision sometime during his season.
"It's probably one of those things that will just come to me," said Voss on when he wants to make a decision. "But it will probably be sometime in the first few weeks of my season. I want to get it over with before my season is done and I know I can't wait to long because some schools might fill up and not have room for me."

Voss and his East Grand Rapids team will take the field this fall looking to repeat on their state championship from last season. Look for more on him in the near future.

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