Dan Voltz, Illinois High School Football: 2012 Recruit Ready to Shine

Mike Pendleton@MP2310Correspondent IAugust 16, 2010

For offensive lineman, you usually don't get the press coverage you deserve unless your a physically mammoth player.

Such isn't the case for Barrington High School's offensive tackle Dan Voltz who deserves the spotlight.

The 6'4," 290-pound offensive lineman from Barrington, Illinois plays his heart out and leaves everything, including helpless bodies, on the field.

When asked about his play Voltz said, "I play nasty, physical football because the only way to succeed in the trenches is to play physical football."

Spoken like a true dominant and physical football player.

While Voltz is known for driving players to the ground, no one really knows what drives this lineman.

"I'm going to go out each day and be the best that I can be and do everything in my power to improve each day."

Certainly an above average player, Voltz sees himself as an average person off the field.

"I love to fish and mainly play and listen to music. Music has always been a passion of mine and has helped me to develop a great work ethic that carries over to the football field."

While a player's best attributes are his skills, the best character is the one that remains humble. When asked about how it feels to be one of the top recruits Voltz kept his humility:

"I can only say that I play like every other lineman that has come out of Barrington High School. My offensive line coach instills a rich tradition of offensive line play and we take that very seriously. Everything I know and the way I play I can only credit to my offensive line coach"

Imagine that—a regular high school kid who thrives in the classroom, sticks to regular hobbies, and goes out every day to do his job.

Without saying a negative thing about anyone, this lineman remains humble and plays physical like every down is his last. 

Dan Voltz is headed for stardom.