Winston, Voytik Named to 2012 U.S. U-19
Jameis Winston
Jameis Winston
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Oct 16, 2011


Elite 11 quarterbacks Chad Voytik and Jameis Winston are the first two players selected to play in in the third International Bowl...

From Official Release:

Quarterbacks Chad Voytik of Cleveland (Tenn.) High School and Jameis Winston of Hueytown (Ala.) High School have been selected to play for the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football. The team will compete Feb. 1 – National Signing Day – in the third annual International Bowl, formerly Team USA vs. The World.

The International Bowl is sanctioned by International Federation of American Football. IFAF is composed of 62 nations spanning six continents that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.

The U.S. Under-19 National Team will face an IFAF World Team of top players age 19-and-under from outside the United States. Both teams will field a roster of 50 players. Team USA’s players and coaches are selected by USA Football.

The 2012 International Bowl will be played at The Palace at Round Rock in Austin, Texas.

Voytik, who has verbally committed to play at the University of Pittsburgh, threw for 1,850 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2010 while rushing for 439 yards and seven touchdowns.

Winston, a dual-threat quarterback, is verbally committed to play at Florida State. In 2010, he threw for 2,342 yards and 17 touchdowns, rushing for 870 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has been ranked by many recruiting outlets as the top quarterback prospect in the country.

USA Football will announce 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team players in their position groups through mid-November.

Team USA is led by STEVE SPECHT, head coach of Cincinnati St. Xavier High School. Specht led St. Xavier to Ohio Division I (largest school division) state titles in 2005 and 2007. He is 76-19 (.800) since becoming the head coach at his high school alma mater following the 2003 season.

A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows high school seniors to play for USA Football and not have their participation count as one of their two permitted all-star game appearances. The International Bowl is recognized as a national team competition.

USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States and is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and NFL Players Association.

Greg Marshall of Canada is the IFAF World Team’s head coach. His 10-member staff consists of assistant coaches from Canada, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Sweden.

The U.S. Under-19 team defeated The World, 21-14 in February 2011 in Austin, Texas, as well as 17-0, in January 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. also won the gold medal at the IFAF Under-19 World Championship in Canton, Ohio, during the summer of 2009.

U.S. Under-19 National Team roster:

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

High School

Hometown

College verbal

Chad Voytik

QB

6-1

185

Cleveland H.S.

Cleveland, Tenn.

Pittsburgh

Jameis Winston

QB

6-4

200

Hueytown H.S.

Hueytown, Ala.

Florida State

USA Football’s national team program is supported by corporate partners Marriott, Riddell, Sports Authority, Rawlings, Gatorade, Upper Deck, Shock Doctor and St. Vincent Sports Performance.

About USA Football: USA Football, the sport's national governing body in the United States, hosts more than 80 football training events annually offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams, the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Mid-American Conference and the Patriot League. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competition and awards $1 million annually in equipment grants to youth and high school football programs based on merit and need. Endowed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.



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