July 30, 2009

East Grand Rapids post player talks AAU season

Summer is a time most high school, and college for that matter, students look forward to. However, for top athletes, summer is hardly a time to rest. Between AAU events, and team and individual camps, a young prospective college athlete can find their summers busier than the school year.

One such young man is Colin Voss, the 6'7 240 pound Tight end and power forward. Besides going to team and individual camps for basketball, Colin is also a very highly rated football recruit. With July coming to a end and the first official day of football practice only a few weeks away on August 10th, Colin was once again, nice enough to talk to Chippewa Country about how everything is going.

Colin and the rest of his Grand Rapids Storm AAU teammates just got back from Vegas, where they lost in the semi finals of the tournament, which was won by Trey Zeigler and the rest of Team Detroit. However, there is no need for Voss and his teammates to feel bad about that loss because they played that entire game with only 5 players.

"It was really tough, but because of times of flight,s guys had to leave, so we played the entire game with no subs. Really, I was happy it was so close," Voss said. "I mean, we only lost by 4."

Though the weekend didn't end with a title, it was still a great time.
"Oh I had a lot of fun and I played ok. Not as good as I could but still I was happy with how I played for the most part. I was really mad about one of our pool play games, because I missed a free throw with 3 seconds left in a tie game and we ended up loosing in double Overtime. I felt I cost us the game."

While Colin may be a little hard on himself, it is that attitude that has been noticed by college football and basketball coaches alike. It is one of the reasons why Colin is such a highly touted athlete.

Colin still hasn't made up his mind on which sport he will play in college, but knows he has time.

"I just want to take my official visits in the fall, and" he continued laughing "hopefully there will be a home football game that weekend too, so I can see some of that."

In football, he currently holds offers from Illinois State, Indiana, as well as WMU. In basketball, besides his offer from the Chippewas that he recently picked up, he also has one from EMU, Toledo, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and University of Detroit.

When asked his top schools right now, Collin was quick and smart with his answer.

"My top 5 in basketball right now is easy, it's the 5 schools that have offered me. I don't have an order yet, but that is what the visits are for in the fall."

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